Quotations with Direction
"There is no such thing as great talent without great willpower."
Honore de Balzac
"Enthusiasm finds the opportunities and energy makes the most of them."
"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?"
"Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts."
"If I've succeeded it's because I've done business the old-fashioned way - I've always kept my customer first."
Chimanlal Haribhai, South African businessman
"No matter what comes your way, you can decide how to respond ... the best course is to remain focused on what you can do, on the difference you can make."
Ralph Marston, from his daily motivator e-letter
"Everybody is creative and everybody is talented. I just don't think everybody is disciplined."
"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."
John Updike, Picked-Up Pieces
"Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom."
M. Scott Peck in The Road Less Traveled and Beyond
"There's nothing so dangerous for manipulators as people who think for themselves."
"Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly."
Michael Jordan, basketball great
"The road to success is always under construction."
"We are our own prophets for we constantly project our future state by the seeds we plant in the present."
"There's too much said for the sake of argument and too little said for the sake of agreement."
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward."
"One thing I never want to be accused of is not noticing."
Don Shula, American professional football coach
"You have to be first, best or different."
"No one wants advice - only corroboration."
"People spend money when and where they feel good."
"Life is a free circus; all you have to do is pay attention."
"It's never too late in fiction or in life to revise."
Nancy Thayer in Morning
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