“A man is great not because he hasn’t failed; a man is great because failure hasn’t stopped him”.( Confucius)

“To expect life to be perfectly tailored to your specification is to live a life of continual frustration.” (Aldous Huxley)

“Ride on! Roughshod if need be, smooth shod if that will do. But ride on! Ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race.”(Charles Dickens)

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger…. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that setbacks and grieves we endure help us in our marching onward.” (Henry Ford)

“Life is like a combination lock, only with more numbers. If you turn to the right sequence, the lock will open for you.  It’s not a miracle, nor does it depend on luck.  It doesn’t even matter who you are as long as you have the right numbers.  By the same token, there is a proper combination of thoughts and actions that will enable you to accomplish almost anything you really want, and you can find that combination if you search for it.”  (Brian Tracy)

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” (Anatole France)

The good Lord has given us a body that can withstand almost anything. It is up to us to convince our minds. (Vince Lombardi)

The reason why rivers and seas receive the homage of a hundred mountain streams is that, they keep below them. (Lao Tse)

Do your work precisely as if you were your own boss, and sooner or later you’ll be. (Plato)

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself’ he also fashions the tools with which he build for himself heavenly mansions of joy, strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the divine perfection, and by the abuse and wrong use of his thoughts he descends below the level of the beast.  Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and men are their maker and master. (James Allen)

Men as well as women are not limited by the place of their birth; they are not limited by the level of their schooling: neither are they limited by their poor family background, but men as well as women however, are limited by the level of their low self-esteem. (Michael D. Dollars)

The most bankrupt people in the world are those who lack or have lost the ability to dream. (Art Lynch Williams)

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all. (Miguel De Cervantes)

A big head without a productive mind is a heavy load on the neck (Benson Idahosa)

Life was designed to be lived internationally and on purpose, but most of the people of the world exist under circumstances beyond their control. They live by duress rather than destiny.  The poorest person in the world is the dream dies, the human spirit dies.  The greatest tragedy, in life is not death, but life without a purpose.  Purpose is the source of meaning in life and serves as the womb for the conception of dreams and visions.  The capacity to dreams and visions.  The capacity to dream is the ability to keep living.


To have a purpose is to discover hope, to hope is to dream, to dream is to cultivate a vision, to possess a vision is to have faith, and to have faith is to have reason to live.  There is no greater robbery than to steal vision from a person or a people, for to destroy vision to destroy life. (Myles Munroe)

If a man will advance confidently in the direction of his dreams and endevours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet success unexpected in common hours.(Henry David Thoreau)

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances.  These people who get on in this world are those who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them. (George Bernard Shaw)

It is not enough to know that you know. It is more important to show that you know. (Marcel Proust)

Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grows. (Harvey Day)


Work is the foundation of all business, the source of all prosperity and the parent of genius. Work can do more to advance youth than his own parents are they ever so wealthy. It is represented in the humblest savings and has laid the foundation of every fortune.  It is the salt that gives life its savour but it must be loved before it can bestow its greatest blessing and achieve its greatest ends.  When loved, work makes life sweet, purposeful and fruitful”. (Anonymous)


He who would do some great thing in this short life must apply himself to work with such concentration of his forces as, to the idle spectators, who live to only to amuse themselves, look like insanity. (Francis Parkman)


For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth, you let the world look into your mind. (Bruce Barton)


The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who makes it so. (Horatio Dresser)


We lift ourselves by our thought; we climb upon our vision of ourself. (Orison Swett Marden)


Man’s essential characteristic is his rational faculty. His mind is his basic means of survival his only means of obtaining that which he desires.  Life for each of us is exactly as we construe it to be according to the mental law under which we labour.  All nations of theology or metaphysics are for each of us, exactly as we sense them to be, for ideas that take root in our minds determine the scope and limitations of our well-being.  This is the basis for the astounding law of prosperity and success. (Booker T. Washington)


You’ll never make it big as a wandering generality. You must be a meaningful specific (Zig Ziglar)


One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something specific. (Henry David Thoreau)


Mediocre men wait for opportunities to come to them, strong, able, alert men go after them. (B.C. Forbes)


As a moth gnaws a garment, so does envy consumes a man. (Saint Chrysoston)


Every man is designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with seeds of greatness. (Zig Ziglar)

Anything in life worth having is worth working for. ( Andre Carnegie)


Great efforts do not always produce immediate results. Therefore never, never give up, for your future will mostly whimper at the feet of persistence. (Robert Kriegeli)


The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. (Nelson Anderson)


A man or a woman without a definite goal is like a ship without a rudder.  Each will drift and not drive.  Each will end on the beaches of despair, defeat and despondency. (Zig Ziglar)

Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime……You are either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own.


The world bestows its big prizes both in money and honours but for one thing and that’s initiative. (Elbert Hubbard)


When you lie with dogs, you’ll wake up with fleas. When you sleep with eagles, you’ll wake up soaring. (John Mason)


We face life with two options: either move or be moved. The battle-tested and determined individual will stand out from among the crowd.(George Foreman)


By the streets of by and by, one arrives at the house of never. (Miguel de Cervantes)


Failure is part of nature’s plan, through which it prepares men and women of destiny to do its work. (Henry Ford)


It is the future that you picture you will feature ( David Oyedepo)


If there be any truer measure of a man by what he does, it must be by what he gives  (Robert South)


What appear to be impossible in the short term may turn into phenomenal examples of success and happiness in the long run.(Earl Nightingale)


Nature helps every man to the gratification of the thoughts which he most encourages, and opportunities are presented which will most speedily bring to the surface both the good and evil thoughts. (Anthony Robbins)


Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. (Henry Ford)


The whole course things go to teach us faith: we need only obey. There is guidance for each of us and by lowly listening; we shall hear the right word. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


The train of failure usually runs on the rails of indecision. (John Mason)


It’s funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. (Somerset Maugham)


Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it is going to be forward, backwards or sideways.(Jackson Brown, Jnr.)


The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but life without a purpose (Myles Munroe)


The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.(Dale Carnegie)


Our bodies are our gardens….our wills our gardens (William Shakespeare)


The fool with all his other thoughts has this also; he is always getting ready to live (Epicurus)


Every person who trims himself to suit everybody will soon find himself whittled away. (Sidlo Baxter)


The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. To be a winner in any field takes hardwork, discipline and desire. (Florence Griffith Joyner)


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. (Henry David Thoreau)


You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility. (Zig Ziglar)


The one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take responsibility. ( Michael Korda)


The door to opportunity mostly swings on the hinges of opposition.(John Mason)


Success is often the result of good judgement; good judgement is the result of experience and experience is the result of bad judgement. (Anthony Robbins)


The hidden cause of all things is the primal mind that lies behind creation, and it delivers our wishes to each of us according to our thoughts. We are all guided by our mind. (Marcus Aurelius)


One well cultivated, deepened and enlarged is worth one hundred shallow faculties. (William Mathews)


If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody could possibly find fault with you, you will not so much. (Charles Dodgson)


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. (Abraham Maslow)


Your future depends on many things but mostly on you. (Frank Tyger)


Man is not the sum of what he has but the totality of what he does not yet have, of what he might have. (Jean Paul Sartre)


You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying. Success is achieved and maintained by those who keep trying. (Napoleon Hill)


More men fail through lack of purpose than through lack of talent. (Billy Sunday)


Nature yields her most profound secrets to the person who is determined to uncover them. (Napoleon Hill)


When you give a man a dole, you deny him his dignity and when you deny him his dignity, you rob him of his destiny. (Les Brown)


It is better to die and leave a mark than to be living as a question make. (Michael D. Dollars)


A person lacking discipline is in prison without bars (John C. Maxwell)


You can’t hit a target you can’t see. You can’t accomplish wonderful things with your life if you have no  idea of what they are.(Brian Tracy)


Man is functionally like a bicycle. Unless he’s moving onward and upward towards an objective a goal he’s going to falter and fall. (Maxwell Maliz)


No one is born hating another person because of colour of skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate.  And if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.(Rolihlahla, Nelson Mandela)


Laziness travels so slowly, poverty soon overtakes it.(Benjamin Franklin)


If you are resolutely determined to make something great out of yourself, the thing is more than half done already ….Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. (Abraham Lincoln)


Its always a bumpy, uphill road that leads to the height of greatness.(Walt Whitman)


The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness our life is gone. (Henry W. Longfellow)


Our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read. (Mark Twain)


He who builds to every man’s advice will have crooked house. (Danish Proverb)


Just as the great oak, as an embryo sleeps within the acorn, so does success begins in the form of an intense desire. (Jim Rohn)


Men are not the creatures of circumstances; circumstances are rather the creatures of men. (Benjamin Disraeli)


The measure of life is not in its duration, but in its donation. (Peter Marshall)


No matter where you go, no matter what your background or education level, your best opportunity always lies within you.(Brian Tracy)


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life, you’ll have been all of these. (George Washington Carver)


There no hopeless situations, there are only men who have lost hope in themselves.(Clare Booth)


Nobody care how much you know until they know how much you care. (John Cassis)


Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. (Charles de Gaule)


To the dull mind all nature is leaden to the illumined, the whole world burns and sparkles with light. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.  (Washington Irvin)


To follow, without halt, one aim there’s secret of success. (Anna Povlova)


Action makes more fortune than caution. (Vaunargues)


Success is the most natural thing in the world the person who does not succeed had placed himself in opposition to the laws of the universe. (Elbert Hubbard)


Unless a man has trained himself for his chance, the chance will only make him look ridiculous. A great occasion is worth a man exactly what his preparation enables him to make of it. (James Brander Matthews)


I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. For not only will he never be satisfied but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. (Walter P. Chrysler)


The only way to separate yourself from the mass of humanity and climb out of complacency is to hitch your wagon to the star of some strong purpose or chief aim and go all out for it. (Dennis Kimbro)


The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent but the man without a dream.


The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves.(John Maxwell)