Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Triumph and Victory

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” –Vince Lombardi

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” –Larry Bird

“I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds.” –Louis Nizer

“They can because they think they can.” –Virgil

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” –John Wooden

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” –Elbert Hubbard

“Within you now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you change your beliefs.” –Maxwell Maltz

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” –William Feather

“It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.” –Vince Lombardi

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” –James Allen

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." -Thomas Paine

“A determination to succeed is the only way to succeed.” –William Feather

“Perseverance is demonstrated by those who keep going when the going gets tough, who don’t give up even when others say, ‘it can’t be done’.” –James E. Faust

“When you choose to do your best in the most difficult of situations says to me that you are a Champion.” -Tim McGaffin II

“Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and the opportunity lost, some man or woman with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.” –James F. Bell

“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job.” –Coleman Cox

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge

“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” –Dale Carnegie

“Winning means being unafraid to lose.” –Fran Tarkenton

“Some men give up on their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.” –Heodotus

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” –Thomas F. Buxton

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time.” –Thomas Edison

“Lies run sprints, the truth runs marathons.” –Michael Jackson

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” –Beverly Sills

“You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.” –Sugar Ray Leonard

“The principle of success is desire –knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.” –Robert Collier

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” –Claude M. Bristol

“‘Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” –William E. Hickson

“Few things are impossible with diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” –Samuel Johnson

“The thing to try when all else fails is: AGAIN.” –Anonymous

“Never despair, keep pushing on!” –Thomas Lipton

“Push yourself again and again…Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” –Larry Bird

“It’s easy enough to be a starter, But are you a sticker too? It’s easy enough to begin a job. It’s harder to see it through.” –Margaret Thatcher

“I’m not going to get it close. I’m going to make it!” –Tom Watson

“I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.” –Mike Ditka

“The thing that contributes to anyone reaching the goal he wants is simply wanting that goal badly enough.” –Charles E. Wilson

“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won’t end up with a handful of mud either.” –Leo Burnett

“If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.” –William Hazlitt

“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.” –Mark Twain

“Persistence and a positive attitude are necessary ingredients for any successful venture.” –L. Douglas Wilder

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” –Joe Paterno

“When you win, nothing hurts.” –Joe Namath

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” –General Colin Powell

“Great works are performed not by strength but perseverance.” –Samuel Johnson

“Let our opportunities overshadow our grievances.” –Booker T. Washington

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and competitive enthusiasm to win.” –Michael Jordan

“I’m invincible…I’ve been through it all. You can’t hurt me. Knock me down, I get back up.” –Michael Jackson

“I hated every minute of the training, but I said, 'Don’t Quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” –Muhammad Ali

“These guys have been criticized the last few years for not getting to where we're going, but I’ve always said that the most important thing in sports is to keep trying. Let this be an example of what it means to say it’s never over.” –Jerry Sloan

“No great achievement is performed by the person who says it can’t be done.” –Melvin Chapman

Every time you feel the pain of the world, remember to be thankful that you know the truth and that you are doing what you can to make a difference. It goes a long way, and you're helping a lot more than you may even realize! -Angela Lucas

“Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” -Winston Churchill

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” –Muhammad Ali

“We will either find a way or make one.” –Hannibal

“There's got to be some way we can win this game.” -John Stockton

“I know when we choose to move forward despite being in a negative situation we gain divine qualities and attributes in those comeback moments.” -Tim McGaffin II

“If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.” –Anonymous

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” –Richard M. Devos

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” –Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Never never give up.” –Donald Trump

“You have to be tough and stick it out, or you wind up being nothing.” –Joe Louis

“There are no gains without pains.” –Adlai Stevenson

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the desire to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

“The truth always triumphs!” –Michael Jackson

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” –Napoleon Hill

“I never blame failure –there are too many complicated situations in life –but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You learn that, what ever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.” –Jack Youngblood

“Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” –Theodore N. Vail

“There’s such a thing as giving up too soon. You can always get one more spoonful of juice out of a grapefruit.” –Milt Weiss

“The greatest thing you can do in your life is to rise again after failure or hard times ...Never Quit!” -Tim McGaffin II

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.” –Richard Bach

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” -Michael Jackson

“Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint of the clouds of doubt, and you can never tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit. It’s when things seem worse, that you must not quit.” –Unknown

“Nothing can stop a person from trying just one more time no matter how many times someone might fail.” -Tim McGaffin II

“Never, never, never give up.” -Winston Churchill

“Every time you lose, you think that life’s unfair. You think of the bad breaks. But when you’re winning and playing well, you still get those bad breaks, only you overcome them. It just depends on how strong your mind is.” –Greg Norman

“Desire creates the power.” –Raymond Holliwell

“Follow your heart and God will be close by.” -Prince Marion Pharoah Taite

“To finish first, you must first finish.” –Rick Mears

“Nothing can stop me from doing my best. No one can stop me from doing my best.” –Tim McGaffin II

“No one knows what he can do until he tries.” –Pubilius Syrus

“Life is strange with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about, when he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the race seems slow, you may succeed if you go on and go.” –Anonymous

“There is nothing which persevering effort cannot overcome.” –Seneca

“Difficult things take a long time. The impossible takes a little longer.” –Unknown

“You have to have already convinced yourself that you are going to win no matter what other influences are.” –Edwin Moses

“We all have the ability. The difference is how we use it.” –Stevie Wonder

“I want to continue to grow. To me, the biggest sin of all sins is to be given a gift, a talent, because its actually a gift from God, to take that and not cultivate it and make it grow, that's the biggest sin in the world.” -Michael Jackson

“Never give up! Never quit!” -James Brown

“When you get right down to the root meaning of the word “succeed,” you find that it simply means to follow through.”–F.W. Nichol

“I always do my best.” –Michael Jackson

“Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.” –Joe Gibbs

“Nothing is impossible to the man who can will.” –Mirabeau

“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” –Charles C. Noble

“You never fail until you stop trying.” –Florence Griffith Joyner

“There is no such thing as no chance.” –Henry Ford

“If you never try you can never succeed. If you try and do the best you can, you will never fail.” –Jim Rodgers

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Confucius

“Desire and determination must overcome disappointment.” –Walter Alston

“I’ve always believed that anybody with a little ability, a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it. He can make anything he wants to make of himself.” –Willie Shoemaker

“What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.” –Napoleon Hill

“It’s not over until it’s over.” –Yogi Berra

“No system can long command the loyalties of men and women which does not expect of them certain measures of discipline, and particularly self-discipline. The cost in comfort may be great. The sacrifice may be real. But this very demanding reality is the substance of which comes character and strength and nobility. Permissiveness never produced greatness. Integrity, loyalty, and strength are virtues whose sinews are developed through the struggles that go on within as we practice self-discipline under the demands of divinely spoken truth.” –Gordon B. Hinckley

“VICTORY – a matter of staying power.” –Elbert Hubbard

“The one thing that matters is the effort.” –Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” –Samuel Johnson

“Never give then, for that is just the place that the tide will turn.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe

“If you’ve got the guts to stick it out…you’re going to make it.” –Brian Hays

“Without continuous effort there cannot be continuous achievement.” –Orison Swett Marden

“Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.” –William Cobbett

“Little minds attain and are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.” –Washington Irving

“To try and fail is at least to learn. To fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.” –Chester Barnard

“He conquers who endures.” –Persius

“You can’t win ‘em all. You have your good days and you have your bad days. Don’t be afraid to lose.” –Tommy Hearns

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” –Ronald E. Osborn

“Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we ought might win, By fearing to attempt. –William Shakespeare

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”—B.C. Forbes

“If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.” –Bob Conklin

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” –Thomas Jefferson

“You can't touch me.
You can't break me.
You can't stand with me.
'Cause I'm unbreakable.” -Michael Jackson
("You" is referring to 'ignorance' which cannot comprehend greatness or 'jealousy' which comprehends but refuses to respect greatness.)

“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” -Vince Lombardi

“If you enter this world knowing that you are loved, and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything in between can be dealt with.” -Michael Jackson

“To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you are not, pretend you are.” -Muhammad Ali

“Persistence is the most powerful force on earth, it can move mountains.” -Albert Einstein

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.” -Vince Lombardi

“Don't give up. Do it one more time, for that is just the time that success will show up.” -Timothy McGaffin Sr.

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” –Babe Ruth

“I am just flesh and blood, I am just one man, but the spirit that drives in me is unstoppable, the willingness to never give up and fight for what is right, the intestinal fortitude that never says quit but BRING IT!! The attitude that says I will die first before I submit, a man that would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.

The heart, the soul, the spirit that God has embraced upon me, the spirit of 1776.

I have sworn before the altar of God that I will be a thorn in the side of the New World Order until my last dying breath.

Victory is close, even if I am dead, the fire that I spread in the hearts of millions you could never extinguish. Most of all, God will have the last stand and triumph.

So my brethren be brave, courageous, and bold. Never back down and fight to your last breath for what is right. The enemy can never defeat truth and know that one day the enemy will be at the mercy of the almighty Heavenly Father.” -Dan Bidondi, Sept. 16, 2013

“Champions never never never never never never never never never never quit.” –Tim McGaffin II