All dreams are heaviest in infancy. If all that you carry is easy to handle, you will never develop your potential.
— T.D. Jakes
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
— Christopher Reeve
You have to make sure that you don’t treat your dreams like they are only dreams. You have to feel that they can become realities, too, or you will never think it’s possible to attain them.
— Derek Jeter
What you receive by reaching your dream is not nearly as important as what you become by stretching toward it.
— Steve Siemens
No person has done anything great without first dreaming great dreams. Let your mind go. Think outside the lines. And don’t let anyone tell you to think small. Go in a new direction. After all, you’ll never succeed beyond your wildest dreams – unless you have some pretty wild dreams.
— John Maxwell
The great man is the man who does a thing for the first time.
— Alexander Smith
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
— T.S. Eliot
Those who achieve greatness for God run toward the discomfort zone because that’s the primary place where borders expand.
— Bruce Wilkinson
We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
— David Grayson
To become a winner and stay on top, you have to take risks and test yourself. Any time you try to reach beyond yourself, you will lose a certain amount of the time. But that is how you become the better player – a winner.
— Fran Tarkenton
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy.
— Jim Rohn
If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.
— Cornel West
The man who has the idea of service in his business will never need to worry about profits. The money is bound to come. This idea of service in business is the biggest guarantee of success that any man can have.
— Henry Ford
God determines your greatness by how many people you serve, not how many people serve you.
— Rick Warren
Give more and better service than you are paid for, and sooner or later you will receive compound interest from your investment. It is inevitable that every seed of useful service you sow will sprout and reward you with an abundant harvest.
— Napoleon Hill
A champion pays an extra price to be better than everybody else.
— Bear Bryant
You will always have joy in the evening if you spend the day fruitfully.
— Thomas à Kempis
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
— Colossians 3:23-24
Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
— George Bernard Shaw
I loathe drudgery as much as anyone else; but I have learned that the only way to conquer drudgery is to get through it as neatly, as efficiently, as one can. A dull job slackly done becomes twice as dull, whereas a dull job which you try to do just as well as you can becomes half as dull.
— Harold Nicolson
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
— George Hegel
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
— Denis Diderot
Extraordinary accomplishments only happen when your passion produces extraordinary effort. If it doesn’t consume you, be ready to accept mediocre results.
— John Rennie
One person with passion is better than forty who are merely interested.
— Tom Connellan
I have seen more talented and gifted people fail to attain their aspirations because of a lack of passion, which I can only describe as a flame that burns within us with such intense heat that it glows with a pure white light and cannot be extinguished by despair, misfortune or infirmity. Passion is the Super Bowl of enthusiasm.
— Neil Simon
If I had my life to live over, I’d relax. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I’d start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
— Nadine Stair
And in the end is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.
— Abraham Lincoln
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
— U.S. Military Academy cadet maxim
My dad [Charles Schulz] instilled in us how essential it is to enjoy the process of life, regarding every moment and every act as having some importance. He taught us that’s how people achieve greatness in whatever they do.
— Jill Transki
Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another has it for thirty days – but it is the man that has it for thirty years who makes a success of his life.
— Edward Butler
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.
— Ethel Merman
Prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the complacency of wisdom.
— Branch Rickey
The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get excited, they make a success of their lives.
— Walter Chrysler