Quote-a-Week on Goals, Success, and Power for 2017

By on December 27, 2016

The end of December is a good time to review what you’ve accomplished and set goals for the coming year. Sometimes, it’s invigorating to think about the 365 days that stretch out before us, and sometimes it’s overwhelming to think about doing it all again.

Here are some quotes to inspire you this upcoming new year–to get you revved up and keep you going. There’s one for each week of 2017.

  1. “You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
    –Tom Hiddleston
  2. “If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
    –Coco Chanel
  3. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
    –Louisa May Alcott
  4. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
    –Albert Einstein
  5. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
    –Bruce Lee
  6. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
    –Napoleon Hill
  7. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
    –Rabindranath Tagore
  8. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
    –Yogi Berra
  9. “If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don’t have enough goals.”
    –Lou Holtz
  10. “If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”
    –Seneca
  11. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
    –Karen Lamb
  12. “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
    –Norman Vincent Peale
  13. “…it’s very much like trying to reach infinity. You know that it’s there, you just don’t know where-but just because you can never reach it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth looking for.”
    –Norton Juster
  14. “Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
    –Liz Smith
  15. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
    –Theodore Roosevelt
  16. “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.”
    –Alexandre Dumas
  17. “Cat: Where are you going?
    Alice: Which way should I go?
    Cat: That depends on where you are going.
    Alice: I don’t know.
    Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
    –Lewis Carroll
  18. “Setbacks have an upside; they fuel new dreams.”
    –Dara Torres
  19. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
    –Will Rodgers
  20. “An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.”
    –Robert Louis Stevenson
  21. “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.”
    –Booker T. Washington
  22. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
    –Bertrand Russell
  23. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
    –Helen Keller
  24. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
    –Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”
    –Unknown
  26. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    –Winston S. Churchill
  27. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
    –Bette Midler
  28. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
    –Winston S. Churchill
  29. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”
    –Walt Disney Company
  30. “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
  31. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
    –Abraham Lincoln
  32. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
    –Thomas A. Edison
  33. “Fortune sides with him who dares.”
    –Virgil
  34. “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”
    –George S. Patton Jr.
  35. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.”
    –Dale Carnegie
  36. “When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.”
    –Joseph Joubert
  37. “Knowing what you don’t know can be more useful than being brilliant.”
    –Charlie Munger
  38. “If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.”
    –Zig Ziglar
  39. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
    –Stephen King
  40. “Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream.”
    –Marlon Wayans
  41. “Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful.”
    –Wayne Gretzky
  42. “Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”
    –Norman Vincent Peale
  43. “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”
    –Will Rogers
  44. “The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.”
    –Lee Iacocca
  45. “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.’
    –Shania Twain
  46. “Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”
    –Bernard Baruch
  47. “The primary factor in a successful attack is speed.”
    –Lord Mountbatten
  48. “I wanted to be successful, not famous.”
    –George Harrison
  49. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
    –Abraham Lincoln
  50. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”
    –Tao Te Ching
  51. “Calmness is the cradle of power.”
    –J.G. Holland
  52. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.”
    –Plato
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