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