Quote of the day: Archive

Over the period, following wonderful quotes have been published by us, under the heading “Quote of the Day”:

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender - Vince Lombardi

  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender – Vince Lombardi
  • There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen. – Hugh Prather
  • Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more.
    They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. – Lou Vickery, American Business Writer
  • Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset.
  • Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs. – Joan Didion
  • People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.  – Kim Culbertson
  • When you wish good for others, good things come back to you. – Anony
  •  There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin L. Powell

  • Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one. – Ralph Ransom 
  • Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing. – Phil Jackson, Basketball Coach 
  • Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don’t necessarily enjoy. – Earl Nightingale 
  • Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your talent, there is only one way to obtain it-work. – Jack Nicklaus, Golfer 
  • You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. – Dale Carnegie 
  • You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. – Charlie Chaplin
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden, Basketball Coach
  • Leadership is action, not position – Donald H McGannon
  • Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  – Ovid
  • Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow – Swedish Proverb

A mind too active is no mind at all - Theodore Roethke

  • A mind too active is no mind at all – Theodore Roethke
  • Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action. – Napoleon Hill
  • The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. – Og Mandino
  • Listen a hundred times; ponder a thousand times; speak once. ~ Turkish Proverb
  • As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist
  • The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket – Andrew Carnegie
  • Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it – Brian Tracy
  • I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. – Diana Nyad, Swimmer
  • Comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, then a master. And then it becomes a tamer, and with a hook and whip it makes puppets of your larger desires.  – Kahlil Gibran 
  • A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.- Ken Keyes 
  • Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. – Brian Tracy 
  • We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are. – Tobias Wolff, Writer 
  • Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch. – Ivern Ball 
  • The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket. – Andrew Carnegie 
  • 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. – Richard DeVos, Amway Co-founder
  • Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it doesn’t stop the rain but allows us to keep going.
  • In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.
  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost
  • Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.- Mary Bethune
  • Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
    – Langston Hughes
  • Make the most of today. Don’t allow the troubles of yesterday to steal the gift of right now. – Kristen Butler

You will be transformed by what you read. ~ Deepak Chopra

  • You will be transformed by what you read. ~ Deepak Chopra 
  • age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.- Douglas MacArthur
  • To get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with. – Mark Twain
  • Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.  ~  Steve Jobs
  • Don’t play for safety. It’s the most dangerous thing in the world.
  • Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will and be judged by only one thing: the result. – Vince Lombardi
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.- Mahatma Gandhi
  • Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.- George Patton, General
  • Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily. If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow – Eknath Easwaran 
  • The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell and a hell of a heav’n.” – John Milton, poet 
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford
  • People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. – Sir Edmund Hilary
  • We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances that we face.- Roger Crawford

  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player

  • You are not beaten until you admit it. – General George Patton
  • Skill to do comes of doing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett, Novelist
  • Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. – William Saroyan, Writer 
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you’ll be a success. – Albert Schweitzer
  • Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace of mind.
  • The Thankful Heart Is Always Close to the Riches of the Universe. – Joseph Murphy

Surviving is important

  • Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.- Maya Angelou

  • All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. – Orison Swett Marden, Writer
  • Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. – George S. Patton, US Army General
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude –  Zig Ziglar
  • A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there. – H. Stanley Judd, Writer
  • Always try to represent yourself ‘happy’, because initially it becomes your ‘look’, gradually it becomes your ‘habit’ and finally it becomes your ‘personality’. – Dr. Anita
  • Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.- Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Our destiny is not created by the shoes we wear, but by the steps we take.
  • If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves. – Thomas Edison
  • If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. – Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  • Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing – Abraham Lincoln
  • Great hopes make everything great possible.- Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.

  • – Napoleon Hill 
  • Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King 
  • It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.- Jenny Craig 
  • Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one – Ralph Ransom 
  • A man with ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything. – Donald Kircher 
  • There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. – Buddha 
  • Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people. – Zig Ziglar

Energy and persistence conquer all things

  • Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin 
  • Until you commit your goals to paper, you have intentions that are seeds without soil. -Anonymous 
  • We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou, Poet 
  • Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.- Gordon B. Hinckley 
  • Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.- Leonardo da Vinci
  • Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.- T.S. Eliot 
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- Ancient Proverb 

  • The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth. – Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon
  • You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ― Winston S. Churchill
  • Our aspirations are our possibilities.- Robert Browning 
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou, Poet  
  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.- Charles Kettering 
  • Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.- Chinese Proverb 
  • The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey 
  • I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right upfront, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. – Lee Iacocca 
  • Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. – Demosthenes, Statesman

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. – Dwight Eisenhower

  • No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. – Dwight Eisenhower 
  • No great thing is created suddenly.- Epictetus 
  • A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.- Kurt Lewin, Psychologist
  • There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between. – Pat Riley  
  • Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. – Angelique Arnauld
  • If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it . – William James, Psychologist 
  • The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life. – Oprah Winfrey 
  • Self-image sets the boundaries of accomplishment. – Maxwell Maltz, Author 
  • There are managers so preoccupied with their e-mail messages that they never look up from their screens to see what’s happening in the non-digital world. – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology 
  • Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.- St. Francis of Assisi
  • Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. – Winston Churchill
  • It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time. – Henry Ford
  • The person who pays an ounce of principle for a pound of popularity gets badly cheated. – Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President
  • Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.- Winston Churchill
  • I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America 
  • You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. – Brian Tracy 
  • There must have been an idea, a mental picture, back of every well known achievement. From the beginning, this is the creative plan. – Sundeep Kataria Motivator, Success Coach
  • Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.- Claude M. Bristol
  • It’s not where you start – it’s where you finish that counts. – Zig Ziglar
  • Only by GIVING are you able to receive more than you already have.. Release your golden nuggets to the world.- Author Unknown
  • You are the master of your life; call forth your power, initiative, and ingenuity, and BE the master. Fate is in your hands, determine it! – Sundeep Kataria Motivator, Success Coach
  • There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.
  • If you find yourself in a hole; stop digging. – Sharon Cooke Vargas
  • Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. – Brian Tracy
  • Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger. – Edwin Louis Cole
  • What you do, the way you think makes you beautiful – Scott Westerfeld
  • Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • Meditation is surrender, it is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way, it is relaxing into the way existence wants you to be. It is a let go. – Osho

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