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“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal” – Henry Ford

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” – Les Brown

“The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit” – Antoine de Saint-Exup’ry

“The impossible is often the untried” – Jim Goodwin

“The best activities for your health are pumping and humping” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder” – Thomas Carlyle

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs” – Vance Havner

“It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top” – Arnold Bennett

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done” – Henry Ford

“Don’t waste time learning the “tricks of the trade.” Instead, learn the trade” –  James Charlton and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks” – Jack Penn

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Beverly Sills

“Hell! There ain’t no rules around here! We’re trying to accomplish somep’n” – Thomas Alva Edison

“A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective” – Andre Gide

“Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up. Well, maybe once” – Isaac Asimov

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do” – Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours” – Richard Bach

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it” – George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps” – David Lloyd George

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry S. Truman

“Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t” – George Lucas

“The greatest dreams are always unrealistic” – Will Smith

“The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday” – Jennifer Yane

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low” – Thomas Fuller

“Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours” – Doug Larson

“One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it” – Sidney Howard

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. – Lawrence J. Peter It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done” – Samuel Johnson

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible” – Doug Larson

“Goals are dreams with deadlines” – Diana Scharf Hunt

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” – T.S. Eliot

“The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it” – Charles DeLint

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire” – Arnold H. Glasow

“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all” – Rita Mae Brown

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by” – Douglas Adams

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher” – Thomas Henry Huxley

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up” – J.M. Power

“Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings” – C.D. Jackson

“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing” – Adolph Monod

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Life is full of obstacle illusions” – Grant Frazier

“It is never too late to be who you might have been” – George Eliot

“Seventy percent of success in life is showing up” – Woody Allen

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing” – Eva Young

“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants” – Zig Ziglar

“How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?” – Anthony Robbins

“Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading” – Kevin Smith

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible” – T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

“Map out your future, but do it in pencil” – Jon Bon Jovi

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Drift-Wood

“When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves” – Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures” – Charles C. Noble

“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it” – Elbert Hubbard

“We’re still not where we’re going, but we’re not where we were” – Natash Jasefowitz

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another” – John Dewey

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation” – Pearl S. Buck

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death” – George Bernard Shaw

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare” – Japanese Proverb
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