Quotes by some remarkable people to inspire thriving careers and lives.


You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.

- Confucius


The greatest people are self-managing. They don't need to be managed at all. What they need is a common vision, and that's what leadership is.

- Steve Jobs


Go and find people who want to work toward your vision because it's something they really believe in, too.

- Steve Jobs


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.

- C.S. Lewis


People ask you, “Where do you work?” and “What do you do?” They never ask you, “What are you building?”

- Jim Clifton


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, then starting on the first one.

- Mark Twain


Mistakes aren't a necessary evil. They aren't evil at all. They are the inevitable consequences of doing something new... and should be seen as valuable.

- Ed Catmull


If you feel like the other guy did something for you, that's hospitality.

- Danny Meyer


A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.

- Joe Vitale


If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

- Jim Rohn


Great things never came from comfort zones.

- Neil Strauss


If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

- Thomas Jefferson


There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

- Aristotle


Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

- Jack Kerouac


Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

- Horace


Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

- Charles Bukowski


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

- Sigmund Freud


The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

- Steve Jobs


A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for.

- Albert Einstein


Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

- Les Brown


If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

- Laurence J. Peter


If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

- Maya Angelou


In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

- Miguel de Cervantes


Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

- Aristotle


Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

- Jack London


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

- Albert Einstein


Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

- Henry Ford


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw


That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

- Oscar Wilde


Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

- Dale Carnegie


Life is the sum of all your choices.

- Albert Camus


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

- George Bernard Shaw


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

- Oscar Wilde


Experience is the teacher of all things.

- Julius Caesar


You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

- Maya Angelou


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle


You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player.

- David Goggins


In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.

- David Ogilvy


Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

- Euripides


For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

- Rudyard Kipling


You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

- John C. Maxwell


If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

- William James


The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.

- James Yorke


You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

- Jim Rohn


The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

- Albert Einstein


Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.

- Anthony J. D’Angelo


If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.

- Norman Vincent Peale


I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

- Pablo Picasso


The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

- Gloria Steinem


You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

- Oscar Wilde


Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

- Isaac Asimov