Quotes For Success

Hey, if you know a lot of quotes that you can fit into conversation at the right time you can look smart to those around. A good quote is like a golden nugget of knowledge. I noticed at work they are starting to put quotes in our assembly line daily information paper. So I thought it would be interesting to find some more on the internet. Besides these are comments from world reknown successful individuals and I would want them to have some impact on the lives of my four children. I found a good website for this it is SuccessMethods.org. I then researched the lives of these well quoted people so we could have a better idea of where they’re coming from with their quotes.


“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” –Martin Luther King
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” –Mark Twain
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” –Mark Twain
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” –Mark Twain
“Always do right. That will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest.” –Mark Twain
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill
Martin Luther King (1929-1968)was an eloquent Baptist minister who became an American civil rights leader. He was assassinated in 1968. He received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)was the 16th president of the United States and guided our country through the most devastating experience in its national history–the Civil War. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. He grew up very poor. He was known for his honesty. When he was young his mother would read the 10 Commandments from the Bible to him.
Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in on Nov. 30, 1835 and died April 21, 1910. The pen name of Mark Twain was taken from a riverboat term. Twain was a famous author and wrote The adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The year he was born, Halley’s Comet passed over. Twain vowed that he would not die until he saw the famous comet again. Then, just before he died Halley’s Comet passed over. He died the next day; April 21st, 1910, at 6:30 p.m.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was born Winston Leonard Spencer Chruchill the son of Lord Randolph Churchill. He was eloquent and talented in his speaking abilities and a greatly successful Prime Minister of England during World War 2. During his lifetime he had many admirable positions in government and in the public eye. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 for his six volume history of World War II (1948-1954).

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