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If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.

Author: Source Unknown


The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.

Author: Source Unknown


I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.

Author: Barbara Walters (1931)

Profession: American TV Personality

The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.

Author: Earl Warren (1891-1974)

Profession: American Politician, Judge

To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.

Author: Dennis Weaver


When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above,

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

Author: Orson Welles (1915-1985)

Profession: American Film Maker

For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.

Author: John Winthrop (1588-1649)

Profession: Puritan, First Governor of Massachusetts

Don't mistake activity for achievement.

Author: John Wooden (1910)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

Never mistake activity for achievement.

Author: John Wooden (1910)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done.

Author: Julia Woodruff


It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.

Author: Zig Ziglar

Profession: American Sales Trainer, Author, Motivational Speaker