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Quotations about learning to wait and staying determined.


Rooney, Andy: "Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head. ."

Aristotle: "Excellence, then is not a single act... but, rather, a habit."

Berle, Milton: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Borland, Hal: "Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law."

Bradley, Tom: "The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you."

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward: "Genius does what it must, talent does what it can."

Buxton, Charles: "Sometimes success is due less to ability than zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul."

Calloway, Bertha: "We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust sails."

Chinese Proverb: "Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."

Churchill, Winston: "Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential."

Confucius: "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."

Confucius:"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail."

Disney, Walt: "All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them."

Disraeli, Benjamin: "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure."

Douglass, Frederick: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

Edison, Thomas: "I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Einstein, Albert: "I never think of the future, it comes soon enough."

English Proverb: "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Forbes, Malcolm: "Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs."

Ford, Henry: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

Frank, Anne: "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."

Franklin, Benjamin: "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man."

Frost, Robert: "The best way out is always through."

Gibson, Althea: "I always wanted to be somebody..."

Hamilton, Alexander: "A promise must never be broken."

Hubbard, Elbert: "Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber."

Jefferson, Thomas: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."

Jobs, Steve: "Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith."

Johnson, Earvin Magic: "Even when I went to the playground, I never picked the best players. I picked the guys with less talent, but who were willing to work hard, who had the desire to be great."

Jordan, Michael: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

Keller, Helen: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

Lao Tzu: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

Lewis, C.S.: "Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: "Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."

Mead, Margaret:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Montapert, Alfred A.: "Expect problems and eat them for breakfast."

Morrison, Toni: "When a man angers you, he conquers you."

Newton, Isaac: "If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."

Nietzsche, Friedrich: "That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger."

Orwell, George: "Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing."

Parton, Dolly: "If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain."

Picard, Jean-Luc: "Things are only impossible until they're not."

Picasso, Pablo: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

Powell, Colin: "Have a vision. Be demanding."

Ripken, Jr., Cal: "As long as I can compete, I won't quit. Reaching 3,000 is not the finish line as long as I can contribute."

Rogers, Will: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

Rohn, Jim: "You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction."

Rooney, Mickey: "You always pass failure on the way to success."

Rowling, J.K.: "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

Saraswati, Sivananda: "Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

Schramm, Texas E.: "Never let yesterday take up too much of today."

Swindoll, Charles: "Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination."

Valvano, Jim: "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."

Waller, Robert James: "Life is never easy for those who dream."

Winters, Jonathan: "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!"



Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."



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