"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
– Michael Jordan
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
– Napoleon Hill
"Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare."
– Japanese Proverb
"In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing."
– Theodore Roosevelt
"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."
– Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
– Hugh Downs