Favorite Quotes

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better”

Abraham Lincoln


” When the student is ready , the teacher shall appear. ”   Zen quote

“Believe nothing, no matter where you have read it or who has said it,

not even anything I have said unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”



“People don’t care about what we know until they know we care” James Morrison from “The Alphabet of Balance”


“There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects, with skylights.

All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds.

Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of the fact collectors as well as their own.

Three-story minds Idealize, imagine, predict- their best illumination comes from above,

Through the skylight.”          -Oliver Wendell Holm


Sow an act, and you reap a habit.

Sow a habit, and you reap a character.

Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.  (Charles Reade)

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more
important than the outcome.”

* Arthur Ashe (1943 – 1993)

”When men speak evil of you, live so nobody will believe them.” (Plato)

”Universities are turning out highly skilled barbarians because we don’t provide a framework of values to young people who more and more are searching for it.” (Steven Mueller, president of Johns Hopkins University)

“If you have a passion for winning (winning the game, winning the sale, winning a partner, all forms of winning) then you will have a passion for working.  Work ethic is the great equalizer.  Persistent, smart, hard work will conquer any opponent, and most importantly it is the surest path to healthy pride.”
*Greg Werner {Strength Coach}

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest
by helping others to succeed.”
*Napoleon Hill {1883-1970 Author of  “Think and Grow Rich”}

” To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Never be afraid of making a mistake, because mistakes, when evaluated, make masters.” Iyanla VanZandt

“People may not remember everything you do, however they will remember how you do it.”   IyanlaVanZandt

“Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who
talk badly.”
*Plutarch {46-120 Greek Essayist & Biographer}

“Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics
of a vigorous intellect.
*Samuel Johnson {1709-1784 English Author}

“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable
of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest
of your life.”
*Abraham H. Maslow {1908-1970 American Psychologist}

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full
effort is full victory.”
*Mahatma Gandhi {1869-1948 Indian Spiritual Leader}

“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
*Wayne Dyer {American  Psychotherapist, Author & Lecturer}

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

“ The quality of a man’s/woman’s life is in direct proportion to his/her commitment to excellence regardless of his/her chosen field of endeavor.”   Vince Lombardi

“Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.”


“Knowledge is not power. Knowledge is potential power.

Applying your knowledge is true POWER! “


“It is our habits that make us and create our destiny.”


“if you don’t take care of yourself where are you going to live?”


“ If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right”

Cal Ripkin Jr


“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the committed and hard-working.”



“If you are committed to something, you don’t stop doing it, ever!”

Trainer x


“If you make a mistake once and learned from it, that is called experience.  If you make the same mistake again, that is called a poor decision.”

Tony Robins


“Integrity is what you do when no one is watching.”


“The past does not equal the future.”



“If you can believe it, and conceive it, you can achieve it.”


“Fear leads to Anger

Anger leads to hate

Hate leads to suffering”



“Courage is not the absence of Fear –
it is the conquering of it!!”   warrior poet


“People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer,
builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic.”
*John Ruskin {1819-1900 British Social Theorist}

“When a man begins to understand himself he begins to live.
When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men.”
*Norvin Mcgranahan

“Everything is a gift of the universe — even joy, anger,
jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect
either for our growth or our enjoyment.”
*Ken Keyes Jr.  {1921-1995 American Author}

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair,
but manifestations of strength and resolutions.”
*Kahlil Gibran {1883-1931 Lebanese Poet & Novelist}


“The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent;
and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is
steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate
*Virginia Woolf {1882-1941 British Novelist & Essayist}


“You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can
tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.”
*Zig Ziglar {American Author & Motivational Speaker}

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
And I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done,
And after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin;
It makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me
And I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?

*Ed Hirsch {Business Expert}


It makes your knees shake, it makes your
stomach tight, it makes you calm with relief.
It can determine the way you feel and the way you act.
It’s what creates business relationships and also
what can destroy them.
It’s something we succeed at one minute and
fail at the next.
It distinguishes doers from dreamers, champions from
It sorts our confusion, clarifies the mysterious
and has the ability to dramatically impact your
It can alter the quality of your life, the extent of
your achievements, and the measure of your success.
It has the power to create what is possible.
It’s called commitment!

*Ed Hirsch {Business Expert}


“You have something to learn from everybody.  It’s not to say that you have to like what those people have done, but at least respect them in a strange way because they had the motivation and power to attempt the things they did.”

Brain Warner


“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy
to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment,
you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals,
and values are in balance.”
*Brian Tracy {American Trainer, Speaker, Author & Businessman}

“A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second,
when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you
take action towards its achievement.”
*Gary Ryan Blair {The Goals Guy}

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work.”
*Thomas A. Edison {1847-1931 American Inventor}

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”
*Henry Ford

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what
makes it permanent.”
*Marilyn Vos Savant {American Columnist & Writer}

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who
will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give
you a stock clerk.”
*J.C. Penney (1875-1971 American Retailer & Philanthropist}

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at
times of challenge and controversy.”
*Martin Luther King Jr. {1929-1968 American Civil Right Leader}

“I am not my memories. I am my dreams.”
*Terry Hostetler {American Entrepreneur}

“Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The
failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism
only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk
about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism.”
*Charles ”Tremendous” Jones {American Motivational Speaker & Author}

“Commitment challenges you to set a goal and then to support
it with a promise. You must promise to achieve and never entertain
the thoughts of making excuses or shunning responsibility.”
*Gary Ryan Blair {The Goals Guy, Trainer &Motivational Speaker}

“I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and
commitment.  My mindset is: If I’m not out there training,
someone else is.”
*Lynn Jennings {American Runner}

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter
his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.”
*William James

“Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like:
What’s good about this? What’s not perfect about it yet? What
am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun
doing it?”
*Charles Connolly  {American Psychologist}

“Having a vision for your life allows you to live out
of hope, rather than out of your fears.”
*Stedman Graham

“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to
paint the canvas of our lives.”
*Louise Hay

“Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try
to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate
a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.”
*Norman Vincent Peale


“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll
accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into
behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s
far below what you deserve.”
*Anthony Robbins {Peak Performance Expert}

“Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to
learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of
others. No one’s education is ever complete.”

*Sir John Templeton
“The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in
*Samurai Maxim

“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without
Being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never
runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s
the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet
*Ann Landers

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will
replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the
blessings of Peace.”
*William E. Gladstone {1809-1888 British Statesman)

“Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness
that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and
thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a
way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or
*Eric Butterworth

“Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness
that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and
thinking, and not just having mone.y or things. Poverty is a
way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of mone.y or
*Eric Butterworth

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we
tune into.”
*Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them
master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
*Helen Keller (1880-1968)

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a
wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how
to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Michael Jordan

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from
the achievement of one’s values.”
*Ayn Rand

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness
of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll
discover is yourself.”
*Alan Alda

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is
invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is
powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer
you more joy than any material possession could.”
*Barbara DeAngelis

“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an
objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your
ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust
all your means to that end.”
*Aristotle {BC 384-322 Greek Philosopher}

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An
occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind,
but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new
vantage point.”
*Harold B. Melchart

“It is in giving that we receive.”
*St. Francis of Assisi
“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”
* James Joyce (1882 – 1941)

“You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct
is mean and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must
be his spirit.”
* Demosthenes (384 BC – 322 BC)

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
* Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)

“I do not think there is any other quality so
essential to success of any kind as the quality
of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything,
even nature.”
* John D. Rockefeller (1839 – 1937)

“Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.”
* Chet Atkins (1924 – 2001)

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
* John Wooden (1910 – 2010)