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At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence. "Booker T. Washington"
I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. "Mia Hamm"
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. "Theodore Roosevelt"
I'm going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I've learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life. "J. R. Martinez"
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it. "Phillips Brooks"
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. "Donna Brazile"
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music. "Lenny Kravitz"
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. "St. Jerome"
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. "Og Mandino"
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. "Epictetus"
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. "Robert H. Schuller"
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. "Aldous Huxley"
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. "George Herbert"
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. "Thomas Paine"
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. "John W. Gardner"
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. "Eileen Caddy"
I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. "Dean Koontz"
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. "Norman Cousins"
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. "Robert Louis Stevenson"
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. "Walter Elliot"
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..., "James Rollins"
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. "George S. Patton"
Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn't mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes. "Drew Barrymore"
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet. "Zig Ziglar"
Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe. "Tina Brown"
It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are. "Malala Yousafzai"
One day, I got so disgusted that I sat down and wrote a list called 'Justin's list of things to do before he kicks the bucket.' I wrote it for myself and shortened it to 'Justin's Bucket List.' It was there on the wall, not as a story..., "Justin Zackham"
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. "Thomas Fuller"
Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. "Jimmy Dean"
As long as I'm not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I'm glad I'm not an MC. I'm a motivational speaker. I'm not that rapper dude. "Young Jeezy"
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure. "Emanuel Steward"
Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme. "Daniel H. Pink"
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs. "Woody Hayes"
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers. "Amy Waldman"
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. "Bobby Knight"
One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people..., "Herman Cain"