Quotes on Job

Quotes on Determination

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” Denis Waitley

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan

“Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” Roger Staubach

“Do whatever it takes, whenever it needs to be done, regardless of whether you feel like doing it or not.” Greg Hickman

Quotes on Talent

“Motivation will always beat mere talent.”

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” Albert Einstein

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”” Erma Bombeck

“A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The most exciting place to discover talent is in yourself.” Ashleigh Brilliant

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King

“To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out.” Marguerite Blessington

“Life’s greatest gift is natural talent.” P.K. Thomajan

“There must always be some advantage on one side or the other, and it is better that advantage should be had by talents than by chance.” Samuel Johnson

“Talent does you no good unless it’s recognized by someone else.” Robert Half

“One of the greatest talents of all is the talent to recognize and to develop talent in others.” Frank Tyger

“Hidden talent counts for nothing.” Nero

“No one respects a talent that is concealed.” Desiderius Erasmus

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” Benhamin Franklin

“The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the one talent.” Edgar W. Work

Quotes on Vacation

“A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices.” Hal Chadwicke

“The average vacation is one-tenth playing — ninetenths paying.” Arnold Glasow

“Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.” Frank Tyger

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” Earl Wilson

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle

“If some people didn’t tell you, you’d never know they’d been away on a vacation.” Kin Hubbard

“No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.” Elbert Hubbard

“No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” Jewish Proverb

” Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.” William James

Quotes on Purpose

“A purpose is the eternal condition of success.” Theodore T. Munger

“Have a purpose in life, and having it, throw into your work such strength of mind and muscle as God has given you.” Thomas Carlyle

“Purpose is what gives life meaning.” Charles Henry Parkhurst, D.D.

“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder — a wait, a nothing, a no man.” Thomas Carlyle

“The purpose of life is to believe, to hope and to strive.” Indira Gandhi

“Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.” David O. McKay

“He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is, of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.” Julius Bate

“What men want is not talent, it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but will to labor. I believe that labor judiciously and continuously applied becomes genius.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“”Everything — a horse, a vine –is created for some duty…For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” Marcus Aurelius

“To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” James Lane Allen

Quotes on Boldness

“Both fortune and love befriend the bold.” Ovid

“Only the bold get to the top” Publilius Syrus

“Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.” Christian Bovee

“It takes a great deal of boldness mixed with a vast deal of caution to acquire a great fortune; but then it takes then times as much wit to keep it after you have got it as it took to make it” Rothschild

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take — choose the bolder.” W.J. Slim

“Be bold, be bold and everywhere be bold.” Herbert Spencer

“Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.” H.G. Bohn

“Live daringly, boldly and fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” Henry J. Kaiser

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” Sir Isaac Newton

“Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.” Emily Dickinson

Quotes on Success

“Ambition, confidence, enthusiasm and success are produced by courage, faith, pride and hard work.” Harry F. Banks

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” Harry F. Banks

“If at first you do succeed — try to hide your astonishment.” Harry F. Banks

“Success is not a matter of desire, but the product of hard work.” Jack Barringer

“Success makes a fool seem wise.” H.G. Bohn

“True sucess is the only thing that you cannot have unless and until you have offered it to others.” Sri Chinmoy

“Success is the child of audacity.” Benjamin Disraeli

“Nobody suceeds in a big way except by risking failure.” William Feather

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” William Feather

“No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!” Gerard

“Failure can be bought on easy terms; success must be paid for in advance.” Cullen Hightower

“Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until the next year for better.” Edgar Watson Howe

“Success consists of a series of little daily victories.” Laddie F. Hutar

“The secret of success of every man who has ever been successful lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing those things that failures don’t like to do.” A.Jackson King

“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” Somerset Maugham

“You can succeed in anything if you give somebody else the credit for doing it.” Anonymous

“Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you’re the man who made them.” Frank Tyger

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington

Quotes on Work

“Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest does not give you any benefit.” Abkhasian Proverb

“If we would have anything of benefit, we must earn it, and earning it become shrewd, inventive, ingenious, active, enterprising.” Henry Ward Beecher

“No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.” Max Beerbohm

“Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.” Robert Benchley

“No man can make good during working hours who does the wrong thing outside of working hours.” William J.H. Boetckr

“You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you will have to win their hearts to have them work with you.” William J.H. Boetckr

Quotes on Opportunity

“Most of us never recognize opportunity until it goes to work in our competitor’s business.” P.L. Andarr

“Four things come not back– the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity” Arabian Proverb

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” Francis Bacon

“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

“The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity.” Victor Chasles

Quotes on Goal Setting

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” Yogi Berra

“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” Robert Browning

“The fact is, nothing comes; at least, nothing good. All has to be fetched.” Charles Buxton

“Heights were made to be looked at, not to be looked from.” G.K. Chesterton

“New boots, big steps.” Chinese Proverb

“If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even third.” Cicero

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” Glenn Clark

“In business, as in baseball, the prices go most often to the organizations that purse their objective hard and relentlessly every day of the year.” William Feather

“If you do not know what you want to do, it’s harder to do it.” Malcom Forbes

“He that would have fruit must climb the tree.” Thomas Fuller

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do… begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao-Tzu

“Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.” Ernest Holmes

“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows whither he is going.” David Starr Jordan

“You must make a habit of thinking in terms of a defined objective.” John Henry Patterson

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” Charles C. Noble

“Laboring toward distant aims sets the mind in a higher key and puts us at our best.” Charles Henry Parkhurst, D.D.

“Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The successful man lengthens his stride when he discovers that the signpost has deceived him; the failure looks for a place to sit down.” J.R. Rogers

“Being easy-going when you have a goal to reach seldom makes the going easy.” Frank Tyger

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde


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