The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
We write our own destiny. We become what we do.
The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee.
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Failures are divided into two classes — those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
In every failure is the seed of success.
It may be that those who do the most, dream the most.
A person who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.
Don’t learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.
When you are trying to get something done, don’t worry too much about stepping on someone else’s toes. Nobody gets his toes stepped on unless he is standing still or sitting down on the job.
When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
To know what to do is wisdom. To know how to do it is skill. But doing it, as it should be done, tops the other two virtues.
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A successful person is a dreamer who someone believed in.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
We will not know unless we begin.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Well done is better than well said.
Pick battles big enough to matter; small enough to win.
The human spirit will overcome any obstacles in the way of a dream.
The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blenches, the thought that never wanders, these are the masters of victory.
The man who believes he can do something is probably right, and so is the man who believes he can’t.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Enthusiasm without knowledge is like haste in the dark.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Collidge