The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of
their chosen field of endeavor. (Vincent T. Lombardi)
   It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. ( Somerset Maugham)

   Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. (Demosthenes)

   All things are difficult before they are easy. (John Norley)

   The best executive in the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

   Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

   The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

   Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. (Horace)
   The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churcill)

   Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

   Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.

   People forget how fast you did a job-but they remember how well you did it. (Howard W. Newton)
   The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

   The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

   Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. (Franklin Roosevelt)

   There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. (Victor Hugo)

   Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. (General George S. Patton)

   Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

   Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. (Thomas Alva Edison)

   Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself. (Doris Leasing)
   The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. (John Ruskin)  

   The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

   Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. (Elmer Letterman)

   No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. (Voltaire)
   There is something that much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is ability to recognize ability. (Robert Half)

   Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.

   Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. (Frederick Wilcox)

   Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. (St. Francis De Sales)

   I do the best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing it to the end.
If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything.
If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. (Abraham Lincoln)

   Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

   I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. (Dr. Albert Schweitzer)

   Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead. (Louisa May Alcott)

   Failures are divided into two classes-those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. (John Charles Salak)

   The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, if they can’t find them, make them. (George Bernard Shaw)
   Many receive advice, Only the wise profit from it. (Syrus)

   Chance favors the prepared mind.
   When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace. (J. Lubbock)
   When two people in a business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

   Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. (Daniel H. Burnham)

   Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. (Betty Ford)

   I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. (Martha Washington)  

   You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. (James Allen)

   When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are. (R. H. Grant)

   Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

   Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. (C. W. Ceran)

   Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. (Abraham Lincoln)

   To love what you do and feel that it matters~ how could anything be more fun? (Katharine Graham)

   Winners except to win in advance. Life is a self ~ fulfilling prophecy.

   Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.

   There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there’s no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you’d never make. (Spirella)

   A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. (Walter Gagehot)

   To succeed is nothing ~ it’s an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character. (Marie Leneru)

   Get something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement.

   We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

   When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at this rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it~but all that had gone before. (Jacob Riis)
   Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have~ so spend it wisely. (Kay Lyons)

   The difference between a successful person and others is a not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. (Vincent T. Lombardi)

   In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

   Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. (Jonathan Swift)

   I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job. (Sandra Day O’Conner)

   Winning is not a sometime things; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. (Vincent Lombardi)

   For fast~acting relief try slowing down. (Lily Tomlin)

   The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. (James M. Barrie)

   He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. (J. F. Clarke)

   You can only make others better by being good yourself. (Hugh R. Hanels)

   Well done is better that well said. (Ben Franklin)

   Success is a journey, not a destination. (Ben Sweetland)

   Every job is a self ~ portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

   The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right. (Edward Simmons)

   Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal ~ a commitment to excellence ~ that will enable you to attain the success you seek. (Mario Andretti & Race Car Driver)

   If better is possible, good is not enough.

   Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. (St. Francis de Sales)

   Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

   To dream anything you want to dream. That is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength to the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. (Bernard Edmonds & American Writer)
   All glory comes from daring to begin. (Eugene F. Ware & American Lawyer/Poet)

   We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

   Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
    The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done you best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give. (Howard Cosell & Sports Broadcaster)

   Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

   I am big believer in the ‘mirror test’. All that matters is if you can look on the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you’ve done your best. ( John McKay & NFL Coach)

      To live is so starling it leaves little time for anything else. (Emily Dickinson)

   It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden)

   The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. (Vince Lombardi)

   A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance. (Tom Flores & NFL Coach)

   The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. (Vince Lombardi & NFL Coach)

   The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. (O. W. Holmes)
   No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. (Charles Kendall Adams)

   The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. (H. W. Arnold)

   Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

   You may not have been responsible for your heritage, but you are responsible for your future.

   Love is never afraid of giving too much.

   Never turn down a job because you think its too small, you don’t know where it can lead. (Julia Morgan)

   One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared. (Merlin Olsen & NFL Tackle, Sport Broadcaster/Actor)

   Never, Never, Never Quit. (Winston Churchill)

   If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. (Dick Vermeil & NFL Coach)

   Choice, not chance, determines destiny.

   I always view problems as opportunities in work clothes. (Henry Kaiser)

   When an archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s ~ eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim~improve yourself. (Gilbert Arland)

   Good is not good where better is expected. (Thomas Fuller)
   Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. ( Norman Vincent Peale)

   To succeed~do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.

   A good goal is like a strenuous exercise~ it makes you stretch. (Mary Kay Ash)

   Winning isn’t everything~ it’s the only thing. (Vince Lombardi)

   For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. (Mary Kay Ash)

   Ingenuity, plus courage plus work, equals miracles. (Bob Richards & Pole Vaulter & Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist)

   The road to success is paved with good intentions.

   If you’ve made up your mind you can do something, you’re absolutely right.

   Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden & College Basketball Coach)

   Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.

   Enthusiasm is the propelling force necessary for climbing the ladder of success.

   We cannot direct the wind…But we can adjust the sails.

   Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

   Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.

   The harder you work the luckier you get. (Gary Player & Golfer)

   The only time you can’t afford to fail is the last time you try. (Charles Kettering)

   Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

   Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. (Colton)

   The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. (Vince Lombardi & NFL Coach)

   There are four steps to accomplishment: 
Plan Purposefully, Prepare Prayerfully, Proceed Positively, Pursue Persistently.

   Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. (Colton)

   Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.

   Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. (Dinah Mulock Craik)

   Act as though it were impossible to fail.

   It’s takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits…to break through barriers.

   There is always room at the top. (Daniel Webster)

   Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. (David Lloyd George & Former Prime Minister of England)

   Life is my college. (Louisa May Alcott)

   Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts. (Nikki Giovanni)

   People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. (Goldsmith)

   Paralyze resistance with persistence. (Woody Hayes & College Football Coach)

   Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. (David Starr Jordan)

   The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do is~as long as you really believe 100 percent. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

   Take each day and relish each moment. Take each bad day and work to make it good. (Lisa Dado)

   The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

   These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. (William James)

   Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost. (Martina Navratilova)

   The scars you acquire by exercising courage will never make you feel inferior. (D. A. Battista)

   Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. (Eddie Rickenbacher)

   He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all. (Cervantes)

   Success is never final, and failure is never fatal; it’s courage that counts.

   All of the significant battles are waged within the self. (Sheldon Kopp)

   Nothing strengthens the judgement and quicken the conscience like individual responsibility. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

   There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second~best is anything but second best. (Doris Lessing)

   I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful things. I consider chaos a gift. (Septima Poinsette Clark)

   In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. (Michael Korda)

   In the moment that you carry this conviction…in that moment your dreams will become a reality. (Robert Collier)

   Whether you think you can or think you can’t~you are right. (Henry Ford)

   We have a remarkable ability which you never acknowledged before. It is to look at a situation and know whether you can do it. And I mean really know the answer… (Carl Frederick)

   The first and most important step toward… success is the feeling that we can succeed. (Nelson Boswell)

   The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self~esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. (Jerry Gillies)