Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
— Bradley Whitford
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
— Mark Twain
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
— Thomas A. Edison
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
— Leo Buscaglia
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
— W. Clement Stone
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
— George Lucas
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
— Albert Einstein
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
— C. S. Lewis
Always desire to learn something useful.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
— Thomas Jefferson
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
— Ayn Rand
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
— James Rollins
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
— Simone de Beauvoir
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
— Norman Vincent Peale
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
— Nikos Kazantzakis
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
— George S. Patton
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
— Woodrow Wilson
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
— Peter Steele
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
— Florence Nightingale