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Most people give up just when
by Ross Perot

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Related topics: Motivational Success

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

 

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln


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