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You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.
Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.
We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
I never criticize a player until they are first convinced of my unconditional confidence in their abilities.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
what you work hard for may become the sweetest thing in life
Get ready for tomorrow, Today.
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.
You don't have to do anything you don't want to do.
A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life.
A wife encourages her husband's egoism in order to encourage her own.
When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.
I usually need a can of beer to prime me.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life -- or am I mass-motivated?
I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.
Don't spur a willing horse.
Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.
All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time. [When Surrounded By 8 Enemy Divisions During WW2]
We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
The most important thing about a man is what he believes in the depth of his being. This is the thing that makes him what he is, The thing that organizes him and feeds him; the thing that keeps him going in the face of untoward circumstances; the thing that gives him resistance.
We must treasure the achievers of our land because it's they who raise the sights of all the others.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
If you don't do it, it won't get done. And if you don't do it now, you probably won't do it at all. Motivation must defeat procrastination. This is a good time to get started.
Everthing we want needs only two things. Effort and time. Give it both. Thing will be your

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