Famous quotes are quotations by notable successful people in recent history.
These wise people share their wisdom to help us live a more success filled life.
One thing that they all have in common is that they're givers.
Some are still with us and most have past on.
Their knowledge inspires us today.
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.”
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
“The greatest successes in the world are people who often had so much pain from a failure that it drove them to much greater success.”
“More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives that determine our destiny.”
“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow.”
“Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”
“No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts.”
“Money is only used for two things. One, it’s to make you comfortable, and the more comfortable you are the more creative you will become. And the other purpose is it enables you to extend the service you provide far beyond your own presence.”
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!”
“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”
“Imagine no limitations; decide what’s right and desirable before you decide what’s possible.”
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”
“The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?”
"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
"Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art... an individual masterpiece."
“Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.”
“You become what you think about all day long.”
“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.”
“There are myriad ways to make money in any field that you love.”
“Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course. See it’s the feeling that really creates the attraction not just the picture or the thought.”
“Sometimes our biggest life goals seem so overwhelming. We rarely see them as a series of small, achievable tasks. But in reality, breaking down a large goal into smaller tasks, and accomplishing them one at a time, is exactly how any big goal gets achieved.”
"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”
“Time has more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
"How I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.”
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”
“Money without brains is always dangerous.”
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
“Out of resistance comes strength. The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun, but it is the one that stands in the open, where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
“Our schools are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.”
“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
“Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”
“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”
“You can’t fly with the eagles if you continue to scratch with the turkeys.”
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
“It is not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.”