“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked."
- Mark Twain
“If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much, and winning is not very exciting."
- Dick Vermeil
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
- William James
“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Sometimes we are tested not to show our weakness but to discover our strength."
“You may delay, but time will not.”
- Benjamin Franklin
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
- Amelia Earhart
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
- William James
“Do not learn how to react; learn how to respond.”
“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”
- Catherine Pulsifer
"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
- Joe Namath
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart."
"The comeback is always stronger than the setback."
"It's going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible."
"Never let a win get to your head, or a loss to your heart."
"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you."
- Carl Sandberg
"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...