Quotes and Quotations
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable.
Today we have $15 billion in cash. Do I like getting 5% on it? No. But I like the $15 billion, and I don't want to put it in something that's not going to give it back and then some. The nature of markets is that at times they offer extraordinary values and at other times you have to have the discipline to wait.
He is able who thinks he is able.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up.. persisting.. eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
'Turn-arounds' seldom turn.
I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
Controlled, universal disarmament is the imperative of our time. The demand for it by the hundreds of millions whose chief concern is the long future of themselves and their children will, I hope, become so universal and so insistent that no man, no government anywhere, can withstand it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.