More of My Favorite Quotations

Here are a few more of my favorite quotations. I hope they’ll inspire you as much as they inspire me.

“They can conquer who believe they can.”
Virgil (70 BC-19 BC)

“I love the competitiveness. I like to get out of the ‘girl zone’ and be a beast for a moment, to prove myself to people.”
Elizabeth Kaiser

“Courage is being scared to death—but saddling up anyway.”
John Wayne (1907-1979)

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

“My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.”
Dennis Connor

“He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.”
Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, sticktoitiveness; third, common sense.”
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.”
Byron Dorgan

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste time.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

“Youth, beauty, graceful action, seldom fail; but common interest always will prevail.”
John Dryden (1631-1700)

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.”
Michael Corleone in The Godfather

“It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.”
Garry Marshall, Wake Me When It’s Funny

Again, if any of them grab you, perhaps you’ll frame it and hang it in a prominent place.