Rick Pitino, Basketball Coach, Author and Speaker

"Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone around you, and it won't matter whether you have a tough boss or an easy one. It won't matter whether the competition is pushing you hard, because you'll be competing with yourself."

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"The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed."

Nicolas Chamfort, 1741-1794, Writer



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"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



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"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time."

Sara Paddison, Author



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"You don't have to do it all at once. It is not the fastest that wins the race. Prevent mental burn-outs and do one task at a time while living one day at a time."

Shola Salako, Entrepreneur



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"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



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"Leadership is no longer about your position. It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference. You can lead without a title."

Robin Sharma



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"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



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"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible."

Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975, Political Theorist



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"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



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"Those with goals tend to succeed because they are focused and know where they are going, while those without goals do not."

Ted Karam, Author



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