“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” 
~ Calvin Coolidge 

“Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing.”
~ General Colin Powell (On Leadership)

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” 
~ Michael Jordan 

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” 
~ Andrew Carnegie 

“If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.” 
~ Seneca 

“You are where you are and what you are because of you. You are fully responsible for everything you are, everything you have, and everything you become.” 
~ Brian Tracy’s Law of Responsibility 

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” 
~ Margaret Thatcher 

“If you are not growing, you are stagnating. If you are not getting better, you are getting worse.” 
~ Brian Tracy’s Laws of Success 

“If it weren’t for the dark days, we wouldn’t know what it is to walk in the light.” 
~ Earl Campbell 

“Turn your losses into a plus. I think if you approach it right, you can turn every setback you have into an advantage.” 
~ George Allen 

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
~ Confucius

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
~ Confucius

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
~ Confucius

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
~ Confucius

Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
~ Confucius

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
~ Sun Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
~ Sun Tzu

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
~ Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
~ Sun Tzu

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