Power Quotes

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”

– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author


“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

– John F. Kennedy, 35th US president


“I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

– Helen Keller, speaker, author


“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”

– Jonas Salk, scientist


“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.”

– John Steinbeck, quoted in Forbes


“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”

– Former U.S. Senator, Carl Schurz, quoted in the Associated Press


“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.”

– John Stuart Mill, quoted in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch


“When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.”

– Kenneth Kaunda


“Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.”

– Eric Hoffer


“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”

– Epictetus


“The glad hand is all right in sunshine, but it’s the helping hand on a dark day that folks remember to the end of time.”

– Amadeo Peter Giannini, banker


“It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit that we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.”

– George Marshall, U. S. general


“The world is full of unsuccessful men of talent.”

– Ray Kroc, restauranteur


“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn, motivational speaker


“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet, essayist


“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

– Benjamin Franklin, printer, statesman


“All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.”

– Francis Bacon, lawyer, philosopher


“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

– Henry David Thoreau, writer, philosopher