Thoughts of great men, from Socrates to Schwarzenegger, on life values, success, and human ability by Forbes.
Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. Right now, though, you’re probably paging through the wrappers, wondering if you should order another one.
What the mind of man can comprehend and believe he is capable of achieving. Napoleon Hill, journalist and writer
Strive not for success, but for the values it provides. Albert Einstein
I owe my success to the fact that I have never made excuses or accepted excuses from others.
In my career, I've missed more than 9,000 shots and lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I was trusted to make the final winning shot, and I missed. I was defeated again, and again, and again. And that's why I was successful. Michael Jordan.
The hardest thing is to start acting, everything else depends only on persistence. Amelia Earhart.
One must love life more than the meaning of life. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Life is what happens to you while you make plans. John Lennon
Logic can take you from point A to point B, but imagination can take you anywhere. Albert Einstein.
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Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did. So set sail from a quiet wharf. Feel the tailwind in your sail. Move forward, act, discover! Mark Twain.
You should always start with what sows doubt. Boris Strugatsky
Real responsibility is only personal. Fazil Iskander.
A life without meaning is not worth living. Socrates
80% of success is showing up in the right place at the right time. Woody Allen
Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life Steve Jobs
Winning isn't everything, it's the constant desire to win. Vince Lombardi, American soccer coach
Science is organized knowledge, wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant.
There is no word for "impossible" in my dictionary. Napoleon Bonaparte.
You will never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus.
Freedom is worthless if it does not include the freedom to be wrong. Mahatma Gandhi.
Either you control your day or the day controls you. Jim Rohn, speaker and business coach
If you think you can do something, you're right; if you think you can't do it, you're right, too. Henry Ford
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The two most important days of your life: the day you came into existence and the day you figured out why. Mark Twain
Start doing everything you can do--and even things you can even dream of. In courage is genius, strength, and magic. Johann Wolfgang Goethe
The best revenge is great success. Frank Sinatra.
It is often said that motivation doesn't last long. But it's the same with a refreshing shower, which is why they recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, writer, businessman and marketing consultant
Weak people spend their whole lives trying to be as good as anyone else. The strong at all costs need to become better than everyone else. Boris Akunin.
It's all in the mind. Thought is the beginning of everything. And thoughts can be controlled. And that's why the main thing of perfection: to work on thoughts. Leo Tolstoy.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle
The person you are destined to become is only the person you choose to become. Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet, and philosopher
Walk confidently toward your dreams. Live the life you have chosen for yourself. Henry David Thoreau, writer, thinker, naturalist
I hope that at the end of my days, when I stand before God, I won't have an ounce of talent left so that I can say to him, "I used everything you gave me." Erma Bombeck, writer, journalist
Better to be sure of a good result than to hope for a great one. Warren Buffett
Some things can capture your attention, but focus better on those things that capture your heart. Indian proverb.
Just believe you can, and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt.
Don't blame a child for being afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when an adult is afraid of the light. Plato
Learn to say, "I don't know," and that would be progress. Moses Maimonides, Jewish philosopher and theologian
Start from where you are now. Use what you have and do what you can. Arthur Ashe, tennis player.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that the most important thing in life was happiness. When I went to school, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered "a happy person." They told me then that I didn't understand the question, and I said they didn't understand life. John Lennon.
Fall seven times and rise eight times. Japanese proverb.
When one door to happiness closes, another one immediately opens. But we often look at the first one so long that we don't notice the second one. Helen Keller, writer, lecturer, political activist
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone can see it. Confucius
How beautiful it is that you don't have to wait a minute to start making the world a better place. Anne Frank.
When I am freed from who I am, I become what I can be. Lao Tzu.
Happiness is not something ready-made. Happiness depends only on your actions. Dalai Lama.
If you are offered a seat in a rocket ship, don't ask what the seat is! Just take it. Cheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook
First define your ideal: set a goal. Then stockpile the necessary tools to achieve it: wisdom, money, methods, and materials. And finally, use all your means to achieve the goal. Aristotle
If there is no wind, take up the oars. Latin proverb.
Always lean on the idea that your own decision to succeed is far more important than anything else. Abraham Lincoln
Success is the ability to go from defeat to defeat without losing optimism Winston Churchill
They ask, "How can you manage all your business in fifteen minutes?" I answer, "It's easy. You don't waste a single second." Richard Branson, British entrepreneur, founder of Virgin Corporation
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