These quotes though short, help teach important life lessons.


“Even if you are on the right track you will get run over if you just stand there.”
– Roy Rogers


“We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit”
– Aristotle


“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
– Steve Prefontaine


“Behold the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
– James Conant


“Success is never final, failure is rarely fatal, courage is the only thing.”
– Winston Churchill


“We all have possibilities we don’t know about; we can do things we don’t even dream we can do”
– Dale Carnegie


“Courage is rarely reckless or foolish; it usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced.”
– Margaret Truman


“Only those that dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert Kennedy


“In order to find the edge, you must risk going over it.”
– Dennis Dugan


“Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
– T.S. Elliot


“I am not there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.”
– Maria Carry


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”
– Marcus Seneca


“All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”
– Edmund Burke


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within in.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“To get the rainbow we must first put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton


“Personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
– Winston Churchill


“If we cannot find a way, we will make one.”
– Hannibal


“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
– Andrew Carnegie


“Once a decision is reached, stop worrying and start working.”
– William James


“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
– Robert Ingersoll


“Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare.”
– Japanese Proverb


“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
– Galileo


“Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein


“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.”
– Calvin Coolidge


“Well done is better than well said.”
– Ben Franklin


“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But above all, try something.”
– Franklin Roosevelt


“We did the best we could with what we knew. Now we know better so we must do better.”
– Maya Angelou


“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you, it is a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
– John Wooden


Anonymous quotes we’ve heard along the way:

“You would care less about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they actually did.”


“Don’t wait for your ship to come in, row out and meet it.”


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”


“Be a leader: remember the lead sled dog is the only one with a decent view.”


“Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment.”


“Take risk, if you win you will be happy, if you lose you will be wise.”


“God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.”


“The bigger your head gets the easier it is to fill your shoes.”


“Success seems largely a matter of hanging on after all others have let go.”


“Don’t burn every bridge, you never know when you will have to cross the same river.”


“Every person knows something you don’t. Learn from them.”


“If you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails.”


“If you want the cider you must first peel the apples.”


“The two hardest things to handle in life are success and failure.”


“The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.”


“People put too much stock in the good luck of the early bird and not enough in the bad luck of the early worm.”


“Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit has limited imagination.”


“Life is a free circus, all you have to do is pay attention.”


“Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks, it is just a matter of how you view them.”