Scott & Kristy's Favorite Quotes on

Aspirations, Ambition

Attitude & Achievement


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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,

as in what direction we are moving...

we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., US Supreme Court Justice



Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common

     than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent...

    ~ Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States



Whether you think you can

or think you can't -

you are right.

    ~ Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company



Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something

stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway;

we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

    ~ Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker



Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark,

in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. 

Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration

for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.

The world you desired can be won. 

It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

    ~ Ayn Rand, Russian-born American Author



Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that,

but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

    ~ Mark Twain, American Author



The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important

than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances,

than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill...

I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me

and 90 percent how I react to it.

    ~ Charles Swindoll



It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure.

    ~ Emilio James Trujillo, Haight Street Philosopher



Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

    ~ Unknown



If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'

then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

    ~ Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter




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