Previous Quotable Quotes

"Learn to differentiate between what is truly important and what can be dealt with at another time." attributed to Mia Hamm, two time Olympic Gold Medalist for the United State in Soccer 0 January 2019 quote - to read more please go to

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." quote attributable to Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run the mile in less than 4 minutes (3/23/29 to 3/3/18). December 2018 quote - to read more please go to -

"To reach our goal, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sale and not drift, nor lie at anchor." attributable to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - American physician.  August 2018 quote

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn - to learn more click on: - July 2018 quote

"I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work.  When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work." Thomas Edison, American inventor, February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931 - April 2018 quote - learn more at:

 "Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress.  Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete other tasks" - Brian Tracy - motivational coash - March 2018 Quote - learn more at:

"I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." Abraham Maslow, 1908 - 1970, American Psychologist, Quote for February 2018, learn more at  - February 2018 quote

"I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do.  I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."  Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President (1981 - 1989), Hollywood Actor, Served in WWII,  born February 6, 1911, died June 5, 2004. - December 2017 Quote 

"Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway."   Marion Mitchell Morrison, known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. Wikipedia  Born: May 26, 1907, Winterset, IADied: June 11, 1979, Los Angeles, CA - November 2017 Quote

 "Nothing will work unless you do" - John Wooden, Head Basketball Coach, UCLA. Achieved 10 NCAA Basketball Championships in a 12 year period between 1963 and 1975 to include 7 titles in a row and a men's record of 88 consecutive wins.  Born 10/14/1910 - Died 6/4/2010 - October 2017 Quote

"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.  Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.  Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family.  Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."  Earl Nightingale,  American Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker. Born March 12, 1921, Died March 25, 1989. - September 2017 Quote

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."  Roy O. Disney, June 24, 1893 - December 20, 1971, American businessman, partner and co-founder with his younger brother Walt of the Walt Disney Company.  - August 2017 Quote

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - General George S. Patton, Commander of the Seventh and Third Armies in WWII, born: November 11, 1885, died December 21, 1945  - July 2017 Quote

"If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either." ~ Author Unknown - June 2017 Quote

"Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world." ~ Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer , June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968. May 2017 Quote

“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedoms; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham, writer, January 25, 1874 – December 16, 1965. April 2017 Quote

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw
July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950. March 2017 Quote

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." ~ Will Rogers, November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935.  February 2017 Quote

"You control your life by controlling your time." ~ Conrad Hilton, Hotel Executive, born December 25, 1887, died January 3, 1979. January 2017 Quote

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more but have less, we buy more, enjoy less. We have more conveniences, but less time, more medicine, but less wellness, more experts, yet more problems." ~ George Carlin, born May 12,1937, died June 22, 2008.  December 2016 Quote

"Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out."       Karl Menninger, Psychiatrist, born July 22, 1983 in Topeka, Kansas, died July 18, 1990 in Topeka.  Founder with his father of the Menninger Clinic. Author of "The Human Mind" published in 1930 explaining the science of psychiatry Quotable Quote - November 2016 - Only Successful People Fail

"Life is like a great big grinding wheel. Whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what your made of."  ~Author Unknown.  October 2016 Quote

“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein, physicist, born March 14, 1879, died April 18, 1955. September 2016 Quote


"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness ... It is generally the byproduct of other activities"  - Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963) English Author ("Brave New World", "Point Counter Point" and others) - August 2016 Quote - Get on the Path   


"Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems."  Nelson A. Rockefeller, born July 8, 1908, died January 26, 1979.  49th Governor of New York State (1959 - 1973), 41st Vice-President of the United States (under President Gerald Ford) - July 2016 Quote - Get out of the Box 


"There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking."  William James, 1842-1910, Psychologist and Author - June 2016 Quote

"I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be."  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States of America - May 2016 Quote

"The great thing in this world is not so much where you are, but in what direction you are moving" Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Physician and Author, 1809 - 1894 - April 2016 Quote

"Each indesision brings its own delays and days lost lamenting over lost days .... What you can do or think you can do, begin it!  For boldness has magic, power and genius it it."  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832, German Poet, Novelist and Scientist - March 2016 Quote

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."   Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910, American Author and Humorist - February 2016 Quote

"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, January 30, 1882 to April 12, 1945.  Only three-term President in the history of the United States of America. Led us through the Great Depression and the vast majority of World War II - January 2016 Quote

"When a thing is done, it's done.  Don't look back.  Look forward to your next objective"   General George C. Marshall, 12/31/1880 - 10/16/1959 - Chief of Staff, United States Army; Secretary of State and our 3rd Secretary of Defense.  His name was given to the Marshall Plan, subsequent to a commencement address he presented as Secretary of State to Harvard University, June of 1947. - December 2015 Quote

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."   Mario Andretti, World Champion Racecar Driver, 2/28/1940 - present.  Formula One World Champion 1978 - Lotus, Indianapolis 500 Champion 1969 - STP Ford - November 2015 Quote

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra, Hall of Fame Baseball Player, 5/12/1925 - 9/22/2015 - October 2015 Quote

"Age is mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Satchel Paige, Hall of Fame Baseball Player, 1906 - 1982 - September 2015 Quote

"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you." - Alex Haley - author  - "What is IS" - August 2015 Quote

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened".  Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister and Author - July 2015 quote - You Are Your Word, Travel Light

"Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience".  Eddie Rickenbacker, Pioneer Aviator - 1890 - 1973 - June 2015 Quote - BE + DO = HAVE

"When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiam, miracles can happen."   Harry S. Truman, May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972,  33rd U.S. President (April12, 1945 - January 20, 1953) - May 2015 Quote - You are your Commitments

"Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go."  Bernard Malumud, 1914 - 1986, American author of novels and short stories.  His baseball novel "The Natural" was adapted in 1984 to the film starring Robert Redford - April 2015 Quote - Self-Actualization

"Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well.  Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success."  Louisa May Alcott, 1832 - 1888, American Author ("Little Woman" etc.) - March 2015 Quote - "Get on the Path"

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."  Henry David Thoreau, author, "On Walden Pond" etc., 1817 - 1862 - February 2015 Quote - "Get on the Path"

"Strength does not come from winning.  Your struggles develop your strengths.  When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."  Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor,  two term Governor of California (2003 - 2011) and professional body builder (became Mr. Universe at age 20 and then continued on to win Mr. Olympia seven times).  January 2015 Quote - Be + Do = Have

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its' successful outcome"  William James, 1842-1910, Noted American Psychologist of the 19th Century, Professor and Actor - December 2014 Quote - Be + Do = Have

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.  In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsiblity." ~Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962, former First Lady.  Eleanor was controvercial being known for her outspokeness.  She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at national conventions and remained active in politics long after her husbands death.  - November 2014 Quote

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful." - Edward R. Murrow- April 25, 1908 - April 27, 1965 - was an American broadcast journalist.  He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during WWII, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States.  - June 2014 Quote

"There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy - 35th President of the United States.  Born in Brookline, MA May 29, 1917, President Kennedy graduated from Harvard in 1940 and joined the U.S. Navy the next year. He entered politics in 1946 and was elected to Congress.  He married Jackie in 1953 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his book, Profiles in Courage. -June 2014 Quote

 "A SETBACK is only a SET-UP for a COMEBACK!" - Anonymous - April 2014 Quote

"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of an opportunity when it occurs." Mario Andretti, Italian-American Racecar Driver, 1978 Formula 1 World Champion and Indianopolis 500 winner in 1978. Born February 28, 1940.  March 2014 Quote

"A pessimist sees the diffuculty in every opportunity; an optimist see the opportunity in every difficulty." Sir Winston Churchill, British Statesman, Author, Artist, War Correspondent (Boer War), twice Prime Minister of Great Britain (during World War II, 1940 - 1945, and then again from 1951 - 1955), Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States of America.  Born November 30, 1874, died January 24, 1965 - February 2014 Quote

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Let us move forward with strong and active faith."   Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President - January 2014 Quote

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle."  Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President - December 2013 Quote

"Nothing happens by itself, it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions."  Ben Stein, professor and writer - November 2013 quote

"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life.  There are no limits.  There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."  Bruce Lee, 1940-1973, Martial Artist and Actor - October 2013 quote

"Consider the postage stamp: its' usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there!"  Josh Billings, 1818-1885 Humorist and Author  - September 2013 quote

"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures."   Bernard M. Baruch, financier, investor, philanthropist and adviser to both President Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, born August 19, 1870, died June 20, 1965 - August 2013 quote

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its' successful outcome"   William James, Psychologist, Professor and Author (1842-1910) - July 2013 quote

"Before your drams can come true, you have to have those dreams."  Dr. Joyce Brothers, Psychologist  - June 2013 quote

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."  Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill,  Born 11/30/1874, died 1/25/1965.  Prime Minister of Great Britain twice (1940 to 1945 and 1951 to 1955) - May 2013 quote

"The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you're wasting."  Derek Jeter, Shortstop for the New York Yankees baseball team - April 2013 quote

"On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, on the dawn of victory, stopped to rest and resting died."  Omar Khayham, 11th and 12th Century Persian Mathematician and Philosopher - March 2013 quote

"In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing and the worst thing you can do is nothing"  and "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Both attributable to Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America (1901-1909) - February 2013 quote

"I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly" - Robert Louis Stevenson, author, "Treasure Island" etc,  - January 2013 quotable quote

"The highest test of courage and integrity is to be yourself in the face of adversity -- choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience and trust over prosperity"  -   Anonymous - December 2012 Quote 

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams" -  John Barrymore,  Philadelphia born, great Shakespearian stage and movie actor, brother to Lionel Barrymore and grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore - November 2012 Quote 

"Success is merely the process of fulfilling your own hopes and dreams - not the standards set by society, but by the standards set by you."  George Pataki, ex-Governor of New York State - October 2012 quote

"The highest test of courage and integrity is to be yourself in the face of adversity -- choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience and trust over prosperity" - Anonymous - September 2012 quote

"There is no security on this earh; there is only opportunity."  General Douglas MacArthur, the first (and only) 5 Star General in U.S. History - August 2012 quote

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, Author - July 2012 quote.

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."  John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908 - 2006, noted economist - June 2012 quote.

"One of the reasons that golf is so popular, I think, is that it requires a different pace and frame of mind than our regular lives"  Fred Shoemaker, Author and Golf Expert - May 2012 quote.

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."  Ben Stein, Professor and Writer  - April 2012 quote.

"People get lost in the woods because they don't believe their compass" - Anonymous - March 2012 quote.

"Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than the ability to decide" - Napoleon Bonaparte - February 2012 quote