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Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.
Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.
To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Doubt can only be removed by action.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting -- in the trying, not the triumph, Success is a personal standard -- reaching for the highest that is in us -- becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
You can have anything in the world you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
Those who have high thoughts are ever striving; they are not happy to remain in the same place. Like swans that leave their lake and rise into the air, they leave their home and fly for a higher home.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.
One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.
How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.
He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God., not as a result of works, that no one should boast. [Ephesians 2:6, 7]
Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools
Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
You can't hire someone to practice for you.
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Think not I came to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword.
Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.
True happiness comes from doing what's right not just doing what makes you feel good.
Don't matter how much money you got, there's only two kinds of people: there's saved people and there's lost people.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average.

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