"Leadership is the most visible thing there is - because if it's not visible, there is no leadership."
- Bill Parcells
"There is only one corner of the universe that you can be certain of improving, and tha's your own self."
- Aldous Huxley
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
- Benjamin Disraeli
"Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul."
- Luther Burbank
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde
"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryan
"Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
- J. Marine
"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Don't ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
- Zig Ziglar
“If you have the energy and the will to succeed nothing can hold you back.”
- O. S. Marden
“You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.”
- Barbara Bush
“Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
- Sir Winston S. Churchill
"If you can do what you do best and be happy you're further along in life than most people."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
"Energy and persistence conquer all thigs."
- Benjamin Franklin
"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.."
- Sir Winston Churchill
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
- Bill Gates
"Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared."
- George Allen
a complete list of past quotes from 'word to the wise' is available...