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“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed;
you find that it simply means to follow through.”
F. W. Nichol

Alexander Graham Bell: scientist, inventor, and founder of the Bell Canada; Father of the Telephone

"When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell


"Everyone dies, but not everyone fully lives. Too many people are having a near-life experience." - Unknown

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (RFK): Attorney General; US Senator from the state of New York. In 1968 he was assassinated during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"Some men see things as they are and ask why? I dare to dream of things that never were and ask, Why Not?" - Bobby Kennedy

F. W. Nichol

"When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed; you find that it simply means to follow through." - F. W. Nichol

William Feather: American author and publisher (1889 - 1981)

"Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing." - William Feather

"Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life." - William Feather

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." - William Feather

Theodore Roosevelt: (October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919) The twenty-fifth (1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth (1901-09) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the assassination of William McKinley. At 42, Roosevelt was the youngest person ever to serve as President of the United States.

" The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strivesvaliantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knowsthe great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himselfin a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumphof high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at leastfails while daring greatly." - Theodore Roosevelt

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.: Motivational Author

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins... not through strength, but through persistence." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"What you are becoming is more important than what you are accomplishing." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Napoleon Hill: (October 26, 1883 - November 8, 1970) An American author who was one the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.

" Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill

Chris Widener: [Articles; Biography]

"Evaluation of the past is the first step toward vision for the future." - Chris Widener

Frank A. Clark

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less." - Frank A. Clark

Phineas Taylor Barnum (P.T. Barnum): US circus showman with James Bailey (1810 - 1891). Founder of the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

"Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master." - P.T. Barnum

Harold Nye

"If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with abundance." - Harold Nye

"Four things never come back - the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity." - Harold Nye

Calvin Coolidge: Twenty-ninth (1921-1923) Vice President and the Thirtieth (1923-1929) President of the United States.

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." - Calvin Coolidge

Dr. Joyce Brothers: Leading family psychologist and advice columnist.

"The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

Nelson Boswell: British writer, journalist

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake." - Nelson Boswell

"The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed." - Nelson Boswell

Brian Tracy: [Biography; Quotes; Articles]

"I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often." - Brian Tracy

Wayne Douglas Gretzky: Former professional ice hockey player and current head coach and part owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

George Washington Carver: African-American botanist

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

Samuel Goldwyn: Motion Picture Producer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it." - Samuel Goldwyn

Henry Ford: [Biography; Quotes]

"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." - Henry Ford

Lao-Tzu: BC 600-Unknown Chinese Philosopher

"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small." - Lao-Tzu

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