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The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. ~ Juma Ikangaa, winner of the 1998 NYC Marathon

Do or do not; there is no try. ~ Yoda

Some People Dream of Success... While Others Wake up and Work at it

It is not the Mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. Mistakes are the lessons of wisdom.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison

The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth ~ George Mason

The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity. ~ Margaret D. Nadauld, "The Joy of Womanhood",; Ensign, Nov. 2000, 14

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ~ Chinese Proverb

The kind of life you live, your disposition, your very nature, will be determined by your thoughts, of which your acts are but the outward expression. Thought is the seed of action... Thoughts make us what we are. - David O. McKay

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Always bear in mind that you own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Be bold ~ and mighty forces will come to your aid. ~ Basil King

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. ~ Henry Wandsworth Longfellow

Talent develops in quite places, character in the full current of human life.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Would you like me to give you a formula for ... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure~or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side. ~ Thomas J. Watson

In a strong wind, even a turkey can fly.

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ~ Lord of the Rings

In the final analysis, we don't get paid for the knowledge we possess; we get paid for the knowledge we apply. We are paid for action. ~ Dirk Zeller

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must and not drift nor lie at anchor ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

A goal is a dream with a deadline ~ Napoleon Hill

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ~ C.S. Lewis

In youth we learn; in age we understand ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least ~ Goethe

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

The road to valor is built by adversity ~ Ovid

If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning ~ Mahatma Gandhi

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Not always the fanciest cake is the best to eat. ~ Margaret Sangster

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

Natural laws are self-enforcing

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

A person’s true value has little to do with what the world holds in high esteem... you could pile up the accumulated currency of the entire world and it could not buy a loaf of bread in the economy of heaven. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "You Matter to Him", General Conference, Oct 2011

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. ~ T. H. Huxley

Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Success comes before work only in the Dictionary ~ anonymous

Success is 99 percent failure. ~ Soichire Honda Founder, Honda Motor Corportation

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. ~ John Muir

You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide