"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's."
William Blake (1757 - 1827)
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."
"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)
"One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it."
Knute Rockne (1888 - 1931)
"If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time."
"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."
"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better."
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."
Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865 - 1940)
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
"When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary."
William Wrigley Jr. (1861 - 1932)
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
"It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours."
"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."
"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience."
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
"My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."
Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
"To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination."
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
"The thing to remember is that that the future comes one day at a time."
"Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things."
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
"Part of being a Master is learning how to sing in nobody else's voice but your own."
"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything."