It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
If you talk about it, it is a dream, If you envision it, you gain excitement, If you plan it, it is possible, If you schedule it, it becomes reality.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
The great law of culture: Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination–a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
By centering our lives on correct principles and creating a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in the task of creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives-for ourselves, and for our posterity.
A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one