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The Power of Work

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

Great Potential

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Henry Drummond

Everyone has in him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.
Anne Frank

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
Picabo Street

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
Thomas Watson

Overcome Difficulties

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

The times are bad. Very well, you are there to make them better.
Thomas Carlyle

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
Theodore Vail

My mother taught me about family and hard work and sacrifice. She held steady through tragedy after tragedy. And she held our family together through tough times.
Bill Clinton

When the world seems huge and dark and meaningless, focus on little things – sunlight through leaves, a cat sprawled across your knees, the taste of an apple, a dew-bright spider’s web. Now is the time for gentle comforts, for friendly and familiar things.
Pam Brown

The Power of Action

It doesn’t take great men to do things, but it is doing things that makes men great.
Arnold Glasgow

Never fail to do something because you don’t feel like it. Sometimes you just have to do it now, and you’ll feel like it later.
Marie Freeman

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi

It’s easier to act your way into new ways of feeling than to feel yourself into new ways of acting.
Susan Glaser

Motivation doesn’t really exist outside of action. Motivation is movement. By taking action, by setting out along the path, we start the process, we create our own motivation.
Anthony Grant and Jane Greene

The Power of Passion

Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart. Every great achievement is the story of tremendous passion.
Mary Lou Retton

Passion persuades.
Anita Roddick

If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Elizabeth MacKay

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

I owe so much of my success as a hockey player to what I have learned from my father. The passion he shows in his daily life has taught me to always love what I am doing. In loving my pursuits, I learned the value of working hard and enjoying the benefits that sacrifice and dedication bring.
A.J. Mleczko

How to Be a Genius

A genius is a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas Edison

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
George Lewes

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

The Power of Work

Hard work beats talent almost every time.
Pat Williams

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
George Allen

My mother taught me that hard work is a real virtue and that it can also be lots of fun.
Ann Richards

Sweat is the greatest solvent for problems.
Branch Rickey

I grumbled as a child with all the housework and practicing I had to do. Now, when I look back, I am grateful because hard work made me stronger and a more responsible person.
June Kuramoto