Quotations That Focus On Mistakes

Quotations That Focus On Perseverance

Quotations That Focus On Success and Excellence

Quotations That Focus On Value of Hard Work

Quotations That Focus On Relationships

   

Quotations That Focus On Mistakes 

  • The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. -Bishop W. C. McGee
  • A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. -James Joyce
  • A hundred mistakes are an education if you learn something from each one.
  • A man may make many mistakes, but he is not a failure until he starts blaming someone else for them.
  • Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. -Richard Needham
  • We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. -Charles Swindoll
  • If you find a path that does not have any obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
  • You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.
  • A mistake, if understood, is but a step toward wisdom.
  • There's an old saying: Erasers are for people who make errors. But a better saying: Erasers are for people willing to correct their mistakes.
  • Probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. -Smiles
  • The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. -Cierco
  • Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. -Thomas Edison
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Oliver Smith
  • He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. -Chinese Proverb

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Quotations That Focus On Perseverance 

  • Weak men are the slaves of what happens. Strong men are masters of what happens. Weak men are victims of their environment. Strong men are victors in any environment. Strong men may not change the circumstances, but they will use them, compel them to serve, and bend them to their purposes. They may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but some how they will coerce the wind to fill their sails while they drive the tiller over to keep their course. -George Craig Stewart.
  • Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. -Daniel H. Burnhom
  • The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -Thomas Henry Huxley
  • The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer. -Air Force motto
  • To reach the port of heaven we must sail; sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it- but we must sail, not drift or lie at anchor. -Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There is no courage unless you're scared. -Eddie Rickenbacker
  • We are never in the land of the done. -Dr. Dooley's letter to a young doctor.
  • Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. -Zarlenga
  • Because you lack a noble and successful past is no reason why you should lack a noble and successful future. -Thomas Dreier
  • Excellence is a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.
  • What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind and body can achieve; and those who stay will be champions.
  • Think like a person of action, act like a person of thought.
  • Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a mater of choice. -William Jennings Bryan
  • Courage is the resistance of fear, master of fear - not the absence of fear. -Mark Twain
  • Fortune favors the bold. -Virgil
  • The man who removes mountains begins by carrying away small stones. -Chinese Proverb
  • Learning is never an easy enterprise; nor is truth an easy master. -The Great Books
  • Some people see things and say, "Why?", I see things and ask, "Why not?" -Robert F. Kennedy
  • You will find out what you can do by doing it. -Zarlenga
  • He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. -Tao Te Ching
  • There are some timid souls that will never know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt
  • A child reared to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down. -African Proverb
  • It's not where you start, it's where you end up. You haven't failed until you've stopped trying.
  • Consider the postage stamp: It secures success by sticking to one thing until it gets there.
  • A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things. -Chinese Proverb
  • Nothing can be done except little by little. -Charles Baudelaire
  • There are some timid souls that will never know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

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Quotations That Focus On Success and Excellence 

  • We ought to work harder at being what we should be than hiding what we are.
  • If any man seeks greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.-Horace Mann
  • We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.-Smiles
  • A man must make his opportunity.-Francis Bacon
  • Mend your speech a little, lest it mar your fortunes.-Shakespeare
  • If better is possible, good is not enough.
  • Accept challenges with open arms.-Jon Mulzet
  • You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.-Charles C. Noble
  • Begin now what you will be hereafter.-St. Jerome
  • I am here today to be the best that I can be, seize the day, and be a zenith.-Clevetta Haynes
  • Link yourself to your potential, not to your past.-Stephen Covey
  • Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.-Joe Paterno
  • The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do.-Longfellow
  • Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for.-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Men attract not that which they want, but that which they are.-James Allen
  • The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.-Dr. Martin Luther King
  • If you want to be successful, it's just this simple...Know what you are doing, Love what you are doing, and Believe in what you are doing.-Will Rogers
  • Our fate is not within the stars, it is within ourselves.-Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
  • If I have seen farther than other men it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.-Sir Isaac Newton
  • Speak the speech trippingly on the tongue.-Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.-Henry Ward Beecher
  • If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got. -Verne Hill
  • Never, never, never, never give up.-Winston Churchill
  • The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.-Vince Lombardi
  • Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. - David Lloyd George
  • The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.-Henry Emerson Fosdick
  • The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.-Quentin Crisp
  • Ability will enable a man to get to the top. But it will take character to keep him there.
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what makes the instrument stretch-what makes you go beyond the norm.-Tyson
  • Well done is better than well said.-Benjamin Franklin
  • What we hope to ever do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.-Samuel Johnson
  • When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.-Samuel Goldwyn
  • Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.-John Wooden
  • There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.-Hindu Proverb
  • People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don' believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.-George Bernard Shaw
  • The tree which needs two arms to span its girth sprang from the tiniest shoot. You tower, nine stories high, rose from a little mound of earth. A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step.-Lao-tsze
  • It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.-Somerset Maugham
  • When written in Chinese, the "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.-John F. Kennedy
  • It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.-Phillip Adams
  • Excellence is never an accident.
  • The only place success comes before sweat is in the dictionary and the road there is often under construction.
  • Men are born to succeed, not to fail.-Henry David Thoreau
  • One doesn't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore for a very long time.
  • If you want a place in the sun, you must leave the shade of the family tree.-Osage Proverb
  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.-Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Resolve to do a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.-Horace Mann
  • No farmer ever plowed a field by turning it over in his mind.
  • Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.-Will Rogers
  • Form good habits. They're as hard to break as bad ones.
  • This above all: To thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.-Shakespeare
  • Success is never final, and failure is never fatal.
  • Don't be content with being average. Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
  • Be satisfied with nothing but your best. -Edward Rowland Sill
  • Since the mind is a specific biocomputer, it needs specific instructions and directions. The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. -Denis Waitley

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Quotations That Focus On Value of Hard Work 

  • Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him.-Theodore Roosevelt
  • Hope is wishing for a thing to come true. Faith is believing it will come true. Work is making it come true.-Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • All things are difficult before they are easy.-Thomas Fuller
  • Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.-Spurgeon
  • Men, in teaching others, learn themselves.-Seneca
  • The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.-Arnold H. Glasow
  • Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.-Abigail Adams
  • If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as work.-Shakespeare
  • If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.-Mark Twain
  • The time you need to do something is when no one else is willing to, when people are saying it can't be done.-Berry
  • Hopes enunciated and principles expressed are not enough.-Dr. Dooley's letter to a young doctor
  • He who eats my bread, does my will.-Marcus Aurelius
  • Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.-John F. Kennedy
  • The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.-John Locke
  • Beware of satisfaction: it is a sure sign that progress is about to stop.
  • I will use each day to the fullest.
  • Work hard and become a leader; be lethargic, and never succeed.
  • More die of idleness than of hard work.
  • No bees, no honey. No work, no money.
  • A man of words, and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. Thinking well is wise, planning well, wiser, doing well wisest and best of all.-Persian Proverb
  • A sluggard does not plow in season, so at harvest time he looks and finds nothing.-Hebrew Proverb

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Quotations That Focus On Relationships 

  • In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless - Mother Teresa
  • I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody. -Benjamin Franklin
  • Don't mind criticism. If it's untrue, disregard it; if it's unfair, keep from irritation; if it's ignorant, smile; if it's justified, learn from it.
  • Patting a fellow on his back is the best way to get a chip off his shoulder.
  • He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
  • Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. -George Washington
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
  • Learn from the mistakes made by others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
  • If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday be the leader of the band.
  • One thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. -Albert Schweitzer
  • Life is like a jewel - the number of facets determines its sparkle.
  • What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do in inconceivabe. -Joseph Addison
  • One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness, for it is usually returned.
  • It is easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend a heart those words have broken.
  • For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. -Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Anger does as much damage to the vessel it is poured from as it does to anything it is poured upon.
  • The ones you should try to get even with are the ones who have helped you.
  • Have in your mind a word of cheer for all who come your way, and they will bless you, too, in turn, and wish you "Happy day!" -Frank B. Whitney
  • He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. -Abraham Lincoln
  • If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. -Margaret Fuller
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson
  • Resolve to be thyself, and know that he who finds himself loses his misery. -Matthew Arnold
  • To thine ownself to be true and it must follow as the night the day, you cannot then be false to any man. -Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Men's faces are easy to know, not their hearts. -Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • Do not go through life like leaf blown from here to there believing whatever you are told. -Socrates
  • Men attract not that which they want, but that which they are. -James Allen
  • Give me the patience for the small things of life, courage for the great trials of life. Help me to do my best each day and then go to sleep knowing God is awake. -Voltaire
  • Make a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it: Never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say. "I have made one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day." - Charles Kingsley
  • If you can sit at set of sun And count the deeds that you have done And counting find oneself-denying act, one word That eased the heart of him that heard. One glance most kind, Which fell like sunshine where he went, Then you may count that day well spent. -Robert Browning
  • Every pot must sit on its own bottom. -Benjamin Franklin
  • We must all live together as brothers or perish alone as fools. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • If you live with a lame man, you learn to limp. -Plutarch
  • Never judge another man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins. -Native American proverb
  • Kindness is a language herd by deaf men and felt by blind men. -Mark Twain
  • We cannot put a noose around another man's neck without first hanging ourselves. -Henry David Thoreau
  • I don't agree with a word you way, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. -Voltaire
  • Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. Bible
  • He that cannot obey cannot command. -Benjamin Franklin
  • Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. -Abraham Lincoln
  • Go put your creed into your deed. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • To be or not to be, that is the question. -Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Waste not fresh tears over old grief. -Euripides
  • The real fault is to have faults and not try to mend them. -Confucius
  • I am the captain of my fate; I am the master of my soul. -William Earnest Henley
  • Life maroons the hesitant, but inspires the brave. -Thomas Dooley
  • If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm. -African proverb
  • Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger end up inside. -John F. Kennedy
  • No man can use his brain to think for another. -Ayn Rand
  • If you can't hold children in your arms, at least hold them in your heart. -Mother Clara Hale
  • You don't have to have the lead if you have the courage to come from behind.
  • Men should be judged, not by the tint of their skin, the gods the serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, love or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think. -Adela Florence Cory Nicolson
  • If one will not, two cannot quarrel. -Thomas Fuller
  • Politeness costs nothing and gains everything. -Lady Mary Montague
  • Tart words make no friends, a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. -Benjamin Franklin
  • I will strive to live With love and care, Upon the level, By the square. - on Baal Bridge, Limerick, Ireland, 1517
  • There are no rules to friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. -William Hazlitt
  • To preserve a friend, three things are necessary: to honor him present, praise him absent, and assist him in his necessities. -Italian proverb
  • Being all fashioned to the self-same dust, let us be merciful as well as just. -Henry Wadwsworth Longfellow

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