Favorite Quotes

I read a lot and because of that, I often come across quotes that I think are awesome. I think reading quotes is one of the best ways to keep your thoughts aligned with great thinkers of the past and present. I’ll be using this page to add quotes as I come across them.

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“If you’re not having problems, you are missing an opportunity for growth.” – Anonymous

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown

“The pro is the person who has all the hassles, obstacles, and disappointing frustrations that everyone else has. yet continues to persist, does the job, and makes it look easy.” – David Cooper

“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.” – Hyman Rickover

“Understand that most codependents/’nice guys’ go through life never truly enjoying themselves because they’re too busy trying to please the world instead of CREATING THEIR OWN WORLD. And that’s the biggest mistake anyone can make.” – Rick Reynolds

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until the next year for better.” – Edgar Howe

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“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

“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing. ” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

“Focus your messages on the results you expect, not on the methods for doing the job.” – Marty Brounstein

“If you make a mistake, you got to make it right. I realized I had a choice. I could sit in my misery or I could do something about it.” – Jim Marshall (former NFL player)

“To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.” – John Glenn

“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, epic swimmer

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I would have gone to the trouble for a friend but not for myself. For sure I need to practice what I preach and value myself more.” – Oprah

“Don’t be afraid to be unique or speak your mind, because that’s what makes you different from everyone else.” – Dave Thomas

“I’ve seen so many women settle for crumbs.” – Oprah

“A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George Patton

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. ” – Gary Ryan Blair

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. ” – Sir Edmund Hilary

“Chance favors those in motion.” – James H. Austin

(on relationships) “It should never require you losing your voice, your self-respect, or your dignity” – Oprah

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