Quotes

My Favorite Quotes

Action

  • “Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.” ~Mark Twain
  • “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “I never worry about action, but only inaction.” ~Winston Churchill
  • “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.” ~Confucius
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~Thomas Jefferson
  • “Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~Allan Lokos
  • “There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” ~John F. Kennedy
  •  “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~ Abraham Lincoln”
  • “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

Business

  • “Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.” Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
  • “I see myself as two parts artist and one part businessman.” ~Steve Wynn
  • “Entrepreneurs should be disruptive. Disruption is all about risk-taking & trusting your intuition.” ~Sir Richard Branson
  • “Money is the reward for risks taken, value delivered and promises kept.” ~Robin Sharma
  • “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” ~Jay-Z
  • “I focus on things that are the highest value and do them perfectly.” ~Sean Parker
  • “If your in business your in show business. The moment you get to work your on stage. Give your performance of your life.” ~Robin Sharma
  • “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” ~Reed Markham

Change

  •  “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon”

Character

  • “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~Albert Einstein
  • “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  • “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” ~Bruce Lee
  • “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” -Dr. Seuss
  • “Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open” ~Elmer G. Letterman
Creativity
  • “Creativity is the residue of wasted time.” ~Albert Einstein

Determination

  • “When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it.” ~Dr. David Schwartz
  • “Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.” ~Dale Carnegie
  • “If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.” ~Chinese Proverb
  •  “An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” ~Thomas Fuller
  • “Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” ~Horace Mann

Energy

  • “We can wake ourselves up, discover in ourselves an energy that was hidden there, and act with more clarity, more force.” ~ Dalai Lama
  • “The world belongs to the energetic.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~Benjamin Franklin
  • “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” ~Aristotle

Effort

  • “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be” ~Bruce Lee

Excellence

  • “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” ~Ralph Marston

Failure

  • “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” ~Samuel Beckett

Fear

  • “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard
  • “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~Denis Waitley
  • “Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” ~Unknown
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ~Plato
  • “A fear is just a lie that you’ve rehearsed so many times you believe it’s true.” ~Robin Sharma
  • “Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Water has never feared the fire.” ~Rumi
  • “If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear?” ~Confucius”
  • If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” ~ Napoleon
  • “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Red Moon

Goals

  • “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” ~Napoleon Hill
  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Greatness

  • “Greatness is rare. It’s so rare that when you come across it, it often feels like it’s new.” ~Jim Collins

Happiness

  • “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.”  ~Anonymous
  • “So long as we are under the control of disturbing emotions, real happiness is hard to find.” ~Dalai Lama
  • “Happiness is not a goal, but a way of life”. ~Anonymous
  • “I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~Booker T. Washington
  • “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Health

  • “Everything you do to improve your physical well-being will have a positive impact on how good you feel about yourself.” ~ Brian Tracy
  • “Health is an active pursuit, not a passive result.” ~Noni Kaufman
  • “The greatest wealth is Health.”  ~Unknown
  • “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  ~Unknown
  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn
  • “My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass”  ~Leslie Grimutter

Hope

  • “Hope is not a strategy.” ~USAF Special Ops pilot

Opportunities

  • “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” ~Bruce Lee

Perseverance

  • “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
  • “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ~Marie Curie
  • “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” ~Samuel Johnson

Power

  • “Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.” ~Epictetus

Problems

  • “We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.” ~Unknown

Strength

  • “Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.” ~Guy Finley

Responsibility

  • “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~Abraham Lincoln
  • “The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~Winston Churchill
  • “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” ~Jim Rohn
  • “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” ~Bob Dylan

Success

  • “Success builds character. Failure reveals it.” ~Dave Checketts
  • “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” ~John Le Carre
  • “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ~Conrad Hilton
  • “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” ~Dale Carnegie
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” ~Albert Schweitzer
  • “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” ~Napoleon Hill

Winning

  • “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” ~Vince Lombardi

Worry

  • “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, It empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
  • “If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been you will ignore what IS.” ~ Anon

Zen

  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha
  • “Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” ~Zen Proverb
  • “When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it.” ~Eckhart Tolle
  • “Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” ~Buddha
  • “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha
  • “It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius
  • “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  ~Buddha
  • “All know the way, but few actually walk it.” ~Bodhidharma
  • “Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.” ~Chinese proverb
  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~Buddha
  • “The Zen path is devoted to clearing away conceptual obstructions and seeing into true nature.” ~Robert Aitken
  • “The master finds joy in giving and happiness is his reward.” ~Buddha
  • “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” ~Buddha
  • “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” ~Jim Carrey
  • “The study of Zen is like drilling wood to make fire: the wisest course is to forge ahead without stopping.” ~Hakuin
  • “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao Tzu
  • “Zen is simply a voice crying, Wake Up, Wake Up!” ~Maha Sthavira
Seth D. Cohen Quotes
  • “Becoming significant takes longer than becoming successful but it will last way longer.”
  • “Let your actions define you, not others opinions.”
  • “Action is priceless. It’s something that’s in your veins”
  • “To be successful you need a mix of grace and grit, bluff and bravado, sophistication and aggressiveness.”
  • “Motivate or Die.”
  • “Action allows you to take advantage of your potential.”
  • “Talent is feared but character earns you power and respect.”
  • “Wait on your moment, it will happen.”
  • “Being a pessimist is easy, it’s hard to be an optimist.”
  • “I’m not the smartest but I will out hustle you.”
  • “Live a life of meaning”
  • “Meaning and good physical and mental health are life’s ultimate pursuits.”

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