Diligence Is Due

Diligence: “constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.”
~ dictionary.com

“Building our homes as fortresses of righteousness for protection from the world takes constant labor and diligence.”
~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”
~ Samuel Johnsonv

“Persevere in virtue and diligence.”
~ Plautus

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
~ Confucius

“Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.”
~ William Penn

“Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.”
~ Buddha

“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
~ Menander

“Everything yields to diligence.”
~ Antiphanes

What Do You Regret?

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
~ Jim Rohn

“Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone”
~ Jerome K. Jerome

“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”
~ Margaret Mead

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many”
~ Anonymous

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”
~ Mason Cooley

“If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.”
~ Brian Vaszily

“Many people have sighed for the ‘good old days’ and regretted the ‘passing of the horse,’ but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.”
~ C.W. Anderson

“You will never regret the unspoken word”
~ Unknown, provided by N.O. Combelic

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
~ George Halas

“A man comes to measure his greatness by the regrets, envies and hatreds of his competitors.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
~ Nathan Hale

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”
~ Napoleon

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Discovering The Essence of Life

“Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.”
~ D.H. Lawrence

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”
~ George Sand

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
~ William Barclay

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
~ Norman Cousins

“There is more to life than increasing its speed”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.”
~ Seneca

“In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for ‘finding himself.’ If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.”
~ Thomas Merton

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
~ Henry James

“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”
~ Julius Caesar

“Life’s tough, it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”
~ John Wayne

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”
~ George Washington Carver

“So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”
~ The Eagles, Already Gone

Persist With Purpose

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
~ Calvin Coolidge

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”
~ Napoleon Hill

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”
~ Denis Waitley

“Progress results from persistence with purpose.”
~ Frank Tyger

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
~ Elbert Hubbard

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

“Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.”
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Enough shovels of earth – a mountain. Enough pails of water – a river.”
~ Chinese Proverb alluding to persistence

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
~ Maya Angelou

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
~ Albert Einstein

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”
~ Jim Watkins

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
~ Confucius

Think you are an entrepreneur?

“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”
~Winston Churchill

“No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.”
~Niccolo Machiavelli

“Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.”
~Henry David Thoreau

“It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.”
~Moliere

“An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it is someone who makes things happen.”
~ Tim Ferriss

“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
~ Albert Einstein

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
~ Mark Twain

“You may be a redneck if . . . you think you are an entrepreneur because of the “Dirt for Sale” sign in the front yard.”
~ Jeff Foxworthy

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
~ Henry Kravis

“The thing most people don’t pick up when they become an entrepreneur is that it never ends. It’s 24/7.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
~ Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”
~ Ronald Reagan

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
~ Niccolo Machiavelli