Some Quotes to Think Over…


“Vision without action is a DaydreamAction without vision is a Nightmare!!”

— Japanese Proverb


“To make your ideas work for you, you first have to work for them.” — Thomas Alva Edison


You cannot build a reputation on what you are‘going to do.” — Henry Ford


“We judge our intentions, but others judge our actions.” — William Mouton Marston


“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” — Henry Wordsworth


“The thing that counts is not what we can do but what we actually do.” — Leo L Spears


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden


“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find that he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” — Walter Baghot


“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable.” — Denis Waitley


“Clearly understood goals bring our lives into focus just as a magnifying glass focuses a beam of light into a burning point. Without goals our efforts may be scattered and unproductive.” — Ezra Taft Benson


If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember:

Amateurs built the Ark [which saved all the species]
and professionals built the Titanic [many died tragically]


“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” — Henry David Thoreau


“There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” — Robert Half 


“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” — Stevie Wonder


“Effectiveness is neither an ability nor talent. It is a habit, a practice or self-discipline that must be learned.” — Peter Drucker


“When one’s attitude is cheerful, when he feels courageous and optimistic and when he manifests appreciation for other people, a vitalizing influence emanates from brain to make all his organs function effectively.” — Dr H. Shrgock Shryock


“Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning.” — Peter Senge


“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” — Harold Taylor


“When you aim for perfection you discover it is a moving target.” — George Fisher


“The heights by great men reached and kept,

were not attained by sudden flight.

But they, while their companions slept,

were toiling upwards in the night.”

— Henry Wordsworth Longfellow


“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” — Charles Dickens


“There are risks and costs to actionBut they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” — John F Kennedy


Move out of your comfort zoneYou can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” — Brian Tracy


I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” — Pearl S Buck


“Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” — Sam Ewing


“I never knew an early rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck.” — Addison


“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.” — Thomas Jefferson


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” — Oprah Winfrey


Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” — John Wooden


“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunityan optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Sir Winston Churchill


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” 

— Thomas A Edison


“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work so most people don’t recognize them.” — Ann Landers


“Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.” — David O McKay


When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.” — Maxim Gorky


“Most of all you have to love what you’re doing. Anything you have to do is workAnything you love to do is play.” — Lella Denmark, 1898


When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” — John Ruskin


“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”


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  1. Mira Nagod

    Hari Om
    Swamiji..Charan Sparsh
    Very inspiring.
    Hope to implement some in my life.
    Apke charno mein pranam.

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