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Here’s the deal: if you want it badly enough, the money is there, the success is there, and the fulfillment is there. All you have to do is take it.
- Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln
Behavior is public and thoughts are private.
- Jonah Berger, Contagious: Why Things Catch On

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.- Soren Kierkegaard.
If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.- Indian Proverb (Punjabi)
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
- John Wooden




A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go.
- Unknown


"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved." 
- George MacDonald 
Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.
- Veronica Roth
How the truth is seen often defines the truth. If he is feared for power, how much power he truly has to wield is immaterial, for the fear is still real.
- Raymond E. Feist, from A Kingdom Besieged, Book One
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln
Our life is made up of time, and time is a gift from God, so it is important that it be used in good and fruitful actions.
- Pope Francis
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, We must do.
- Bruce Lee
If you’re like most people you’d probably follow a time-tested rule of thumb: look for a restaurant full of people. If lots of people are eating there, it’s probably good. If a place is empty, you should probably keep on walking.

- Jonah Berger
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
History rarely yields to one person, but think, and never forget, what happens when it does. That can be you.
- Tim Cook
If you don't know where you are going, you will go nowhere. The fact is, you can't predict the future. Rather, your goal should be to capitalize on each cycle.
- Jeff Immelt
Stay hungry. Stay foolish
- Steve Jobs
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs
Why limit yourself to the familiar?
- Mellody Hobson
The sidelines are not where you want to live your life.
- Tim Cook
Sometimes life's gonna hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
- Steve Jobs
You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
- Steve Jobs
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.- Stephen Hawking
As human beings, we have the blessing and the curse that we're able to adapt to almost anything. No matter how extreme the circumstances you're in, they become normal.- Kevin Powers
The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.-Martha Stewart
A true champion can adapt to anything.
- Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters.
- George Herbert

My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
- Michael Jordan

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
- Linus Pauling
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. 
- Clarence Budington Kelland
Freedom is one of hte priceless gifts given to man but we must fight everyday to claim it.
- Terry Mark
Motherhood: All love begin and ends there.
- Robert Browning
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
- Marlo Thomas

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
- H.G. Wells

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

- Aristotle


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Failure is the foundation of truth. It teaches us what isn't true, and that is a great beginning. To fear failure is to fear the possibility of truth.
- Joan Chittister
Nothing in this 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. The slogan "Press On" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge
What you really have to do, if you want to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing and censoring that you've experienced throughout your life. If you are truly a creative person, you know that feeling insecure and lonely is par for the course. You can't have it both ways: You can't be creative and conform, too. You have to recognize that what makes you different also makes you creative.
- Arno Penzias
He that can have patience can have what he will. 
- Benjamin Franklin