Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
— Jim Ryun
Repetition is the key to good habits, in golf and in life.
— Sandra Haynie
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
— Donald Riggs
When we have practiced good actions awhile, they become easy; when they are easy, we take pleasure in them; when they please us, we do them frequently; and then, by frequency of act, they grow into a habit.
— John Tillotson
Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration.
— Edward Strecker
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up again.
— Vince Lombardi
So long as there is breath in me, I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success: if I persist long enough I will win.
— Og Mandino
I never wrote anything that was published until I was forty.
— James Michener
We all make mistakes, but the winner knows that success comes from perseverance: trying, failing, learning and doing it again until he succeeds. Most important, a winner does not waste energy by scolding or berating himself. He keeps practicing, takes a break and tries again.
— Judy Ford
Like an ant carrying a morsel of bread to his dwelling place, greatness is often dragged by persons who seem too small.
— T.D. Jakes
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
— Hugh Cameron
God does not always choose great people to accomplish what He wishes, but He chooses a person who is wholly yielded to Him.
— Henrietta C. Mears
The people we admire are ordinary people that have been able to accomplish some extraordinary things. The things that make them extraordinary are things that we all possess.
— Rolf Benirschke
God is looking not for great people but for people who will dare to prove the greatness of their God.
— L.B. Cowman
No man is worthy to succeed until he is willing to fail.
— A.W. Tozer
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.
— Lloyd Jones
When I was young, I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
— George Bernard Shaw
I work continuously within the shadow of failure. For every novel that makes it to my publisher’s desk, there are at least five or six that died on the way.
— Gail Godwin
There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.
— Henry Ford
I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide.
— Martin Luther
We should make plans – counting on God to direct us.
— Proverbs 16:9 (TLB)
The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
— George Washington Carver
The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
— Frederick Buechner
I don’t think things happen by coincidence. I think there’s a grand plan out there and, if you’re paying attention, that the Lord speaks to you through a lot of different ways.
— Rick Perry
Work is love made visible.
— Kahlil Gibran
The cure for boredom is not diversion, it is to find some work to do, something to care about.
— John Gardner
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
— James Allen
The road to success is paved with sweat and calluses.
— Tiger Woods
As kids, sports energized us; it was a great outlet, and our success or failure was pretty much up to us. I always tell kids they can do anything they want as long as they’re willing to work for it.
— Yogi Berra
The reward goes to him who plods along unruffled, refusing to become angry with himself or the results of his efforts.
— Bobby Jones
They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long distance runner.
— Chuck Knox
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
— Charles Lindbergh
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that precedes the victory.
— Karen Livingston
It’s the people who stop to consider their hurt and heartache who usually fall short of their goals. Some even drop out altogether just because they experience a little disappointment or sorrow. You’ve got to play through your pain if you want to make it where you’re going.
— George Foreman