Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
— Albert Schweitzer
Success means not putting yourself first in life and remembering that the more you give away, the more you have.
— Christopher Reeve
Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like the angels.
— Roswell Hitchcock
A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth, and spreading fertility; it is, therefore, more delightful to give than to receive.
Dreams are what get you started. Discipline is what keeps you going.
— Jim Ryan
Lack of will power has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability.
— Flower Newhouse
What we do upon some occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we already are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.
— Vince Lombardi
He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.
— Lao Tzu
You will never have more happiness than you have discipline. The two are directly linked to each other. If you want to increase the level of fulfillment and happiness in a certain area of your life, increase your level of discipline in that area of your life.
— Matthew Kelly
The key to a happy, productive life is having multiple goals.
— Gary Player
If you don’t know where you are going, every road seems like the wrong one.
— Susan Page
No one ever accomplishes anything of consequence without a goal. Goal setting is the strongest human force for self-motivation.
— Paul Myer
There is a time when we must firmly choose the course we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision.
— Herbert Prochnow
I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you’re striving to do your best.
— Kurt Thomas
True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
— Helen Keller
Once you know your purpose, you’ll discover you will no longer be tossed by the waves or carried away by every ill wind that blows.
— Todd Duncan
You need to have a statement that explains your purpose in one clear, concise sentence. Until you have that, you can’t be fully effective because your focus will not be sharp.
— John Stanko
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you have determined your definite major purpose, you will begin to budget your time and your money and all your day-to-day endeavors so that they will lead to the attainment of your major purpose. Time budgeting always pays dividends because each moment is made to progress toward your goal.
— Napoleon Hill
True happiness doesn’t come from “things.” It comes from love. Love of God, family, friends, strangers and self.
— Jeff Foxworthy
How little has situation to do with happiness.
— Frances Burney
Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
— Benjamin Franklin
Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread it around without getting a little on yourself.
If someone came to me and asked me how to be happy, I would reply that it’s simple. Just wake up every morning thinking about the wonderful things you are going to do that day. Go to sleep every night thinking about the wonderful events of the past day and the wonderful things you will do tomorrow. Anyone who does that will be happy.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.
— Arthur Ashe
Part of achieving happiness is learning to enjoy even the less invigorating parts of the journey.
— Stephen Covey
Even though climbing Mount Everest is serious business, it’s only considered news for a short while. In a hundred years it’s all forgotten, so it’s all about enjoying the journey of life.
— Lene Gammelgaard
Generally speaking, we are all happier when we are still striving for achievement than when the prize is in our hands.
— Margot Fonteyn
The real prize is not the beautiful Masters trophy sitting on my shelf at home. The real prize was hitting a thousand chip shots in the backyard with my dad, skipping a ball off the water with Coach Steve Loy as my caddie and hitting a thousand golf balls by myself in the rain.
— Phil Mickelson
I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
— Coretta Scott King
Playing the game of life without God as your coach is like riding on a ship without a captain, without a crew and without a rudder in the middle of the ocean.
— Frank Leahy
I want people to see me as a man of God. I want my kids to see me as a man of God. In fact, I want the fact that I am a man of God to be so overpowering that they will forget that I even played football.
— Reggie White
The man who walks with God always gets to his destination.
— Henrietta Mears
Honoring God was the most logical and worthwhile goal. When I honored Him with the way that I coached, recruited, dealt with my family and dispensed material resources, things seemed to be in sync and life had purpose and meaning. When I did not honor Him, life seemed to be out of focus.
— Tom Osborne