Category Archives: Quotes

Motivational Quote – No Regrets

“…….that’s what makes death so hard – unsatisfied curiosity.”
–Beryl Markham (West With The Night)

Where are you going?…Thoughts from Thoreau

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. ”

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ”

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ”

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. “

GO BIG….or go home

“You must lose a fly to catch a trout”

“Such are the vicissitudes of the world, through all its parts, that day and night, labor and rest, hurry and retirement, endear each other.  Such are the changes that keep the mind in action; we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satiated; we desire something else, and begin a new pursuit.” –Samuel Johnson

Motivational Quote – Noble Work Begins As Impossible…

“Every noble work is at first impossible” – Thomas Carlyle

Motivational Quotes on Vision

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

“The empires of the future are empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ambition and Positive Discontent

Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.
-Lyndon B Johnson

Motivational Quotes – Discipline & Sacrifice

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” -Vince Lombardi

“Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have”  -Kerry Johnson

Sally Ride Motivation

“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” – Sally Ride

Morning Motivation – ACTION

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ~ Conrad Hilton

Best of Stephen Covey, Motivational Quotes on Business, Life, and Legacies.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/16/us/obit-stephen-covey/index.html

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Start with the end in mind. ”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“There are three constants in life… Change, Choice and Principles.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“…to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic”
― Stephen R. Covey

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It’s not logical; it’s psychological.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Independent will is our capacity to act. It gives us the power to transcend our paradigms, to swim upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to act based on principle rather than reacting based on emotion or circumstance.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To know and not to do is really not to know.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Through imagination, we can visualize the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness to Greatness

“At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn’t believe in yourself.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I think the most significant work we’ll do in our whole life, in our whole world is done within the four walls of our home.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“..people are working harder than ever, but because they lack clarity and vision, they aren’t getting very far. They, in essence, are pushing a rope…with all of their might.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness to Greatness

“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out”
― Stephen R. Covey