Wisdom Nugget


"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple."

-- Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Author

Nuggets of Wisdom

Enjoy these nuggets of wisdom. We hope they enrich your mind and improve your thinking. These are famous quotes from great minds on the subject of true wealth.

"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates."

-- Thomas Szasz, Psychiatrist and Author

"My father instilled in me that if you don't see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen."

-- Susan Powter, Author

"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."

-- Eileen Caddy, Author

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

-- Harriet Tubman, 1822-1913, Abolitionist

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."

-- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959, Architect, Writer and Educator

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

-- Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896, Writer

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."

-- Leon Suenens, 1904-1996, Clergyman

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."

-- J. Sidlow Baxter, 1903-1999, Author and Theologian

"You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature."

-- Les Brown, Speaker

"A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself."

-- Louis L'Amour, 1908-1988, Novelist

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

-- Ella Fitzgerald, 1917-1996, Jazz Singer

"You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."

-- James G. Bilkey, Author

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."

-- Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1821-1881, Writer

"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple."

-- Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Author

"I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties."

-- James Cash Penney, 1875-1971, Entrepreneur and Founder of J.C. Penney

"Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons."

-- Douglas Adams, 1952-2001, Writer and Dramatist

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

-- Cynthia Ozick, Writer

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."

-- John Irving, Screenwriter and Novelist

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

-- Marcus Aurelius, 121-180, Roman Emperor and Philosopher

"We all have to start with ourselves. It is time to walk the talk. Take the journey of making very difficult decisions. Start removing things from your life that are not filling your cup and adding things that bring joy in to your life."

-- Lisa Hammond, Author

"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should, they never get around to do what they want to do."

-- Kathleen Winsor, 1919-2003, Author

"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then everybody else seems to be friendly too."

-- Dr. David Hawkins, Physician and Lecturer

"You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals."

-- George Patton, 1885-1945, World War II Army General

"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication."

-- Cecil B. DeMille, 1881-1959, Film Director and Producer

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."

-- Pearl Buck, 1892-1973, Winner of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

-- Helen Keller, 1880-1968, Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."

-- Martha Washington, 1732-1802, First American First Lady

"Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams."

-- Cheryl Richardson, Author

"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder."

-- Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, 40th President of the United States

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."

-- John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848, Sixth President of the United States

"Because you're human, it is your nature to journey, to discover that what you've been looking for is all around you. Very often the grassy spot you seek is right under your feet. You just need to awaken to that knowledge that's hidden from your conscious mind. Yes, you're wearing ruby slippers and can go home anytime you like. For now, embrace this grand adventure."

-- Colette Baron-Reid, Author

"The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day."

-- David Lynch, Filmmaker and Television Director

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."

-- Robert Conklin, Teacher, Author and Speaker

"The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires."

-- J. Paul Getty, 1892-1976, American Oil Tycoon

"Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings."

-- Andre Maurois, 1885-1967, Writer

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

-- Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Author

"No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."

-- Charles Kendall Adams, 1835-1902, Professor of History and Author

"The best way to keep relationships happy, healthy, and supportive can be summed up in one word: appreciation. What you appreciate, appreciates. When we demonstrate our appreciation for the support we receive from others, it reinforces that behavior and deepens our connection to them."

-- Marci Shimoff, Author

"It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming."

-- Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Writer and Poet

"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything."

-- Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

-- Desmond Tutu, Activist and Christian Cleric

"People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit."

-- Mac Anderson, Author

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown."

-- Denis Waitley, Author and Speaker

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

-- Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011, Co-Founder of Apple Computer

"The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning and serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Do they manage conflict effectively?"

-- Michael Adeyoju, Motivational Speaker

"The downfall of a man is not the end of his life. As long as there is life, there is always a fresh start. Do it now!"

-- Anthony Oyetubo, motivator and encourager

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

-- Oprah Winfrey, Television Host, Actress, Producer and Philanthropist

"We can only get closer to perfection by repeating the process over and over. The day we feel we are perfect is the day our imperfections begin to overcome and overtake us."

-- Michael Adeyoju, Motivational Speaker

"What is worth doing is worth doing badly. Just start the task and let your fumbles, mistakes and gaffs by your testimony."

-- Michael Adeyoju, Motivational Speaker

"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever."

-- Wayne Dyer, Author and Speaker


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