Success Quotes – The Essentials (Volume 2)

To provide the very best learning tools for entrepreneurs throughout the country we have compiled the very best quotes by the world’s top business leaders.

Please enjoy our extensive collection of At Make Your Life Epic we believe “thoughts are things” and that a “powerful thought inspired for good and acted upon with courage and unyielding” has the power the change the entire course of human history.

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
— Seneca: Philosopher, statesman, dramatist

“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher: Clergyman and abolitionist

“My priorities are; Family, Church, Business.” – Terry Fischer Owner of Trinity Chemical

“Most kids cannot ask questions. They can memorize, but they cannot learn.” – Terry Fischer w/ Trinity Chemical

“If any of my competitors were drowning, I’d stick a hose in their mouth” – Ray Kroc

“Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.” – Henry Ford

“I’m not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance.” -Celine Dion

“You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.”
— Thomas J. Watson: Former president of IBM

“If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.”
— Bill Gates: Entrepreneur, chairman of Microsoft, and philanthropist

“Those people blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.”
Mary Kay Ash: Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics and philanthropist

Passion is everything. In fact, you’ve got to be borderline fanatical about what you do.” Chris Gardner, subject of the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness, in which Gardner was played by Will Smith.

“The most expensive piece of real estate is the six inches between your right and left ear. It’s what you create in that area that determines your wealth. We are only really limited by our mind.”
— Dr. Dolf de Roos: Authority on real estate investment

“The fact is, everyone is in sales.”
— Jay Abraham: Founder and CEO of Abraham Group

Passion is everything. In fact, you’ve got to be borderline fanatical about what you do.” Chris Gardner, subject of the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness, in which Gardner was played by Will Smith.

“I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”
Harry Truman: 33rd President of the United States

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
— Debbi Fields: Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies.

“This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream: —
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince’s banner
Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the battle’s edge,
And thought, “Had I a sword of keener steel —
That blue blade that the king’s son bears, — but this
Blunt thing!” — he snapt and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the king’s son, wounded, sore bestead,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout
Lifted afresh, he hewed his enemy down,
And saved a great cause that heroic day.” – Edward Rowland Sill (Recited by Ben Meinhardt – Clay Clark’s Grandfather)

“It’s not what I have, but it is who I am.” – Ben Meinhardt (Clay Clark’s Grandfather)

“Riches does not mean money. You can never have enough money. By following the principles of God he will provide you with what you need materially and internal committment.” – Ben Meinhardt – Ben Meinhardt (Clay Clark’s Grandfather)

“People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.”  — Harvey MacKay: Newspaper columnist, author, and business motivational speaker.

“We learn by doing.” — Aristotle: Influential ancient Greek philosopher.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” — Colin Powell: U.S. Army General and statesman.

“In the game of life, money is just how we keep score.” – Clay Clark

“God can do what humanoids cannot.” – Clay Clark

“We receive what we believe.” – Joel Olsteen


“People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well.” — Joe Gibbs: Redskins coach, NASCAR owner, humanitarian.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchhill

“Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, “I am strong.” Joel 3:9

“Although DJ Clay may never sleep, all of his dreams come true!” – Blake Fraley on Clay Clark  self imposed sleep depravation as no detriment for the

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” — Richard Branson: Virgin Founder & Entrepreneur.

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
— Jack Canfield: Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

“Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate.”  — John F. Kennedy: 35th president of the United States.

“Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy” – Chris Humphrey – Oklahoma’s most respected photographer

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”
— Jeff Bezos, founder, internet entrepreneur.

“A good book can be both a window to the world and a mirror to one’s self.”

“It is easier to build community and remain true to the brand when you have zealots instead of marketing mercaries.” – Radical Marketing

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” — Albert Einstein, Genius.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  — John F. Kennedy: 35th President of the United States.

“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.”  – Napoleon Hill

“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.” – Anthony Robbins

“Marriot does not own the hotels, they market and run the real estate, they run the business”  – John Kluken General Manager of Renaissance Hotel

“If I am gone tommorrow am I happy with my life?” – Stacy Thorn w/ Arbonne International

“I think alot about money when I do not have it.” – Stacy Thorn w/ Arbonne International

“Write your life story as if it has already happened and live it out using your faith in yourself, and in the reality that you are embracing.” – Clay Clark

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”  – Anthony Robbins

“To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don’t need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.” — W. Clement Stone

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” – Brian Tracy

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” – Winston Churchhill

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchhill

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” — Zig Ziglar

“An Enemy Called Average” – Jim Collins – Built To Last Excerpt (mediocrity and averageness cannot happen)

“Luck Follows Persistence.” – Jim Collins – Built To Last Excerpt

Founding Fathers of U.S. set up processes, checks and balances designed to insure that their values lived on long after their passing. – Built To Last Excerpt

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