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40 Brilliant Tim Ferriss Quotes That Will Open Your Mind

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Author, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, public speaker, charity advocate, health guru and multiple business award winner – Timothy Ferris has achieved pretty much everything one could imagine. Known for pushing the limits, Tim is one of the only people in the world whose other accomplishments completely dwarf the fact that he’s a Princeton alumnus.

Below are 40 of his most famous quotes throughout his record career in life hacking:  

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2. “People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

3. “You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.”

4. “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

5. “The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”

6. “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”

7. “To enjoy life, you don’t need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren’t as serious as you make them out to be.”

8. “The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.”

9. “Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.”

10. “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.”

 

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12. “Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.”

13. “The fishing is best where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits.”

14. “Different is better when it is more effective or more fun.”

15. “Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.”

16. “Life is too short to be small.”

17. “Many a false step was made by standing still.”

18. “Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure.”

19. “The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.”

20. “Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.”

 

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22. “Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it.”

23. “The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for.”

24. “$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.”

25. “By working only when you are most effective, life is both more productive and more enjoyable. It’s the perfect example of having your cake and eating it, too.”

26. “Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive.”

27. “The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That’s a bittersweet ending.”

28. “For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from.”

29. “It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy-consuming.”

30. “It is predicated on the assumption that you dislike what you are doing during the most physically capable years of your life. This is a nonstarter—nothing can justify that sacrifice.”

 

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32. “If you spend your time, worth $20-25 per hour, doing something that someone else will do for $10 per hour, it’s simply a poor use of resources.”

33. “Being able to quit things that don’t work is integral to being a winner.”

34. “I will take as a given that, for most people, somewhere between six and seven billion of them, the perfect job is the one that takes the least time.”

35. “People are fond of using the its not what you know, its who you know adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends.”

36. “If you let pride stop you, you will hate life.”

37. “Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash.”

38. “It is possible to become world-class, enter the top 5% of performers in the world, in almost any subject within 6-12 months, or even 6-12 weeks.”

39. “Pareto’s Law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs
result from 20% of the inputs.”

40. “Age doesn’t matter: an open mind does.”

I hope you were inspired by these quotes! Which Tim Ferriss quote has the most impact in your life?

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life. Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.

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14 Comments

  1. Maxime

    Dec 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Oh! What a nice article Carla, thanks!
    There are a few things I like about it:
    1) Some quotes I’ve never seen before
    2) Most of the quotes you chose are really inspiring
    3) The choice of images you made

    Personally, there are 2 quotes from Tim Ferriss that impacted me the most:
    “I want to measure twice, and cut once; therefore, the vast majority of my important work is deciding what to work on.”
    “Focus on impact, not approval.”

    Cheers,
    Maxime

  2. Corey Hinde

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

    My new venture aims to reach as many people as possible. How many people has Tim Ferriss helped? Probably in the millions. It’s truly amazing the reach this guy has had, and continues to have. I am in solid ManLove with the guy, and will continue to be for some time yet!

  3. Eric

    Sep 2, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Will definitely come again and again soon to read them over and over… an open mind does.

    Thinking about it, I think I will implement some of that wisdom into my blog.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 2, 2015 at 4:59 am

      Great to hear Eric! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  4. otunba Olufemi Samuel

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Am glad to be an addictive addicted2success very explosive exploring beyond imagination
    Reds

  5. Timo Fischer

    Aug 27, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Brilliant quotes indeed! I love Tim Ferriss especially the 4 Hour Workweek everyone who hasn’t been able to read it yet should definitely do it it’s worth it!

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

      Yes! That book is a very good read! Glad you liked the list of quotes I put together! 🙂

  6. Matthew Kaboomis Loomis

    Aug 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Marvelous collection of Tim Ferris quotes, Carla! Thanks for putting this together.

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 25, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the article Matthew! 🙂

  7. Dan Western

    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Carla,

    Big fan of Tim Ferriss! Thanks for sharing these great quotes.

    I think one of my favorites is “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

    Thanks again,

    Dan

    • Ernie A

      Aug 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Yes! Awesome quotes from a remarkable person. Thanks Carla

      • Carla Schesser

        Aug 24, 2015 at 9:28 pm

        So glad you enjoyed them Ernie! 🙂

  8. Shawn

    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for these Tim Ferris quotes. I’ve read a couple of his books (as most people in the self-improvement industry have). His blog and podcast are great too.

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 23, 2015 at 2:10 am

      You’re welcome! I love Tim Ferriss! Glad you enjoyed the list I put together! 🙂

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40 Ambitious Barbara Corcoran Quotes

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Barbara Corcoran is a well recognized author, investor, entrepreneur, and regular shark on the hit show Shark Tank. However, this success comes from the humblest of origins. As a child, Barbara was told she would never succeed after realizing that she had a learning disability. After continuous setbacks, Barbara hustled and rose to the top of New York’s ambitious real estate market where she remains an all-star.

Here are Barbara Corcoran’s best quotes:

1. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” – Barbara Corcoran

2. “I have a theory and I really believe it. I think you’re worse weakness can become your greatest single strength.” – Barbara Corcoran

3. “A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.” – Barbara Corcoran

4. “In New York City the meek don’t inherit the earth. The big mouth does.” – Barbara Corcoran

5. “The best time to expand is when people are asleep at the wheel.” – Barbara Corcoran

6. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

7. “Always choose attitude over experience. Always.” – Barbara Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

8. “Good leaders are not born, they are people who try hard to be exceptional.” – Barbara Corcoran

9. “The joy is in getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that…don’t miss it.” – Barbara Corcoran

10. “It’s normal to get stuck, but stupid to stay stuck.” – Barbara Corcoran

11. “My best successes came of the heels of failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

12. “If you want to t have a creative culture, you can’t get it by reading books. You get it by example.” – Barbara Corcoran

13. “When you’re building a business, you’re either all in or you’re not.” – Barbara Corcoran

14. “Use your imagination to fill in the blanks.” – Barbara Corcoran

15. “I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it’s a phantom chase.” – Barbara Corcoran

16. “I wanted to be 150 percent entrepreneur and 150 percent mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75 percent and 75 percent – still better than 100 percent, but not what I was accustomed to at work.” – Barbara Corcoran

17. “A good organization is like a box of crayons. You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box.” – Barbara Corcoran

18. “Innovation and creativity are the juiciest parts of running a business.” – Barbara Corcoran

19. “Don’t get cocky just because you’ve had a good run. You can lose your business as fast as you’ve earned it.” – Barbara Corcoran

20. “Just go for it. You don’t want to end up with regret.” – Barbara Corcoran

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21. “Forget about perfection; it doesn’t exist.” – Barbara Corcoran

22. “If you get labeled a winner, people come along for the ride. Might as well enjoy it and they should too.” – Barbara Corcoran

23. “Taking chances almost always makes for happy endings.” – Barbara Corcoran

24. “Leaders come in two flavors; expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” – Barbara Corcoran

25. “If people like you, they’re going to want to do business with you. And if they don’t you’re going to have an almost insurmountable obstacle to overcome.” – Barbara Corcoran

26. “Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” – Barbara Corcoran

27. “When you think you’re failing, you feel like people are watching you. I found that nobody is watching and all they care about is themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

28. “If you’re working for the love of money, you won’t ever get any” – Barbara Corcoran

29. “The truth is you can teach any skill, but you cannot change a bad attitude.” – Barbara Corcoran

30. “Luck is a byproduct of hard work and good judgement.” – Barbara Corcoran

31. “I love myself and anything that has my name I’m tickled to death.” – Barbara Corcoran

32. “My biggest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life ever?” – Barbara Corcoran

33. “You can’t study to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you just have to jump.” – Barbara Corcoran

34. “That ability to pop back up is true of anyone who succeeds in their field.” – Barbara Corcoran

35. “Its your game; make up your own rules.” – Barbara Corcoran

36. “I had twenty-two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty-three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.” – Barbara Corcoran

37. “Procrastination is the enemy of success and the guilt of not doing something always steals your energy.” – Barbara Corcoran

38. “The hardest lessons to learn is that you’re more capable than you think you are.” – Barbara Corcoran

39. “My best advice is to play up what you’re good at instead of sitting around criticizing yourself for all the things you don’t do well.” – Barbara Corcoran

40. “Everyone recognizes and responds well to people who act like themselves. You don’t have to be fancy, you just have to be yourself.” – Barbara Corcoran

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41 Epic Conor McGregor Quotes

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Conor McGregor is a Irish fighting legend. He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and the former UFC Featherwight Champion. Often regarded as one of the cockiest fighters in MMA, McGregor has every right to be. From working 12 hours a day as a plumbers apprentice to becoming one of the most recognized fighters of all time, McGregor understands the value of faith, hard work, and patience. He knew that success is a mindset and used his drive to achieve massive success. He continues to be idolized even by those outside of the fighting ring.

Here are Conor McGregor’s most motivating quotes:

1. “Life is about growing and improving and getting better.” – Conor McGregor

2. “I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants handouts. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the world. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got to go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.” – Conor McGregor

3. “Life’s a rollercoaster. You’re up one minute; You’re down one minute. But who doesn’t like rollercoasters?” – Conor McGregor

4. “The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor

5. “I keep having dreams of vivid success. Then it’s time to sleep.” – Conor McGregor

6. “When you have a vision and you see that vision come true, it really only shows you that anything can happen, you can do it all.” – Conor McGregor

7. “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

8. “I don’t feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.” – Conor McGregor

9. “Approach everything with an open mind, with a learning mind. You will never stop learning as long as you keep the mindset that everything works, because everything does work. There’s a time and a place for every single move. If you work on it enough, it will work.” – Conor McGregor

10. “Doubt is only removed by action. It you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregor

11. “At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?” – Conor McGregor

12. “There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist.” – Conor McGregor

13. “What defines us is how we rise after falling.” – Conor McGregor

14. “Smart work pays best. Trust it.” – Conor McGregor

15. “To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.” – Conor McGregor

16. “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

17. “Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winning.” – Conor McGregor

18. “All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

19. “Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.” – Conor McGregor

20. “Real champions fight through adversity.” – Conor McGregor

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21. “I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.” – Conor McGregor

22. “Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” – Conor McGregor

23. “Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.” – Conor McGregor

24. “Don’t read the paper, make the paper.” – Conor McGregor

25. “My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.” – Conor McGregor

26. “Don’t hide nothing. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t care about what other people thing. Be yourself: you are what you are.” – Conor McGregor

27. “When I say something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

28. “I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That’s it. I see it in my mind. I say it loud. I go and do it.” – Conor McGregor

29. “The thing about truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.” – Conor McGregor

30. “You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.” – Conor McGregor

31. “Be grateful with everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.” – Conor McGregor

32. “Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.” – Conor McGregor

33. “Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.” – Conor McGregor

34. “My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.” – Conor McGregor

35. “I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

36. “Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.” – Conor McGregor

37. “People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it.” – Conor McGregor

38. “I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.” – Conor McGregor

39. “If you deserve it, go get it.” – Conor McGregor

 

 

 

 

 

 

40. “It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, take it head on and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

41. “I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.” – Conor McGregor

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35 Epic Stan Lee Quotes

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Stan Lee is a living legend who co-created such iconic characters such as Spider Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, The X-Men and a bulk of The Avengers. In addition to his work within the comic book industry, he is also an author, producer, illustrator, and has appeared in every Marvel movie. While he is best known for inventing the heroes that continue to inspire millions of people today, he also brings a lot of insight & wisdom from his long career in the comic book industry.

Here are some of Stan Lee’s most inspiring quotes:

1. “I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them.“ – Stan Lee

2. “To have an idea is the easiest thing in the world. Everybody has ideas. But you have to take that idea and make it into something people will respond to – that’s hard.“ – Stan Lee

3. “My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life…then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.” – Stan Lee

4. “Everybody learns differently and everybody gets to a certain point from a different direction.” – Stan Lee

5. “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

6. “I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.” – Stan Lee

7. “It’s fun doing something that hasn’t been done before” – Stan Lee

8. “When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing” – Stan Lee

9. “Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before.” – Stan Lee

10. “I always figure I’m not unique, and something that would please me hopefully would please a lot of other people that have the same tastes that I do.” – Stan Lee

11. “I am very lucky because everything that I do is exciting to me. It’s always new.” – Stan Lee

12. “I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try and be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

13. “Reading is very good. And you can quote me!” – Stan Lee

14. “I’m just somebody who tries to write things that entertain people. And if I can do it in a way that makes them prefer to emulate the good guy than the bad guy, I’m happy.” – Stan Lee

15. “If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going!” – Stan Lee

16. “I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.” – Stan Lee

17. “The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

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18. “The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.” – Stan Lee

19. “If you enjoy what you do, if you are interested in what you do, I really think that’s the best situation.” – Stan Lee

20. “It’s just, it’s fun to stay in the game.” – Stan Lee

21. “Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.” – Stan Lee

22. “Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

23. “I don’t analyze things too closely. I find the more you analyze, the more you get away from spontaneity.” – Stan Lee

24. “No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

25. “Luck is one of the most important things in the world and it really has a role to play in everything.” – Stan Lee

26. “Money’s okay, but what I really like is working.” – Stan Lee

27. “I don’t think superpowers automatically means there won’t be any personality problems, family problems, or even money problems. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers.” – Stan Lee

28. “We all wish we had super powers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.” – Stan Lee

29. “Excelsior!” – Stan Lee

30. “Life is never completely without its challenges” – Stan Lee

31. “Anything that entertains, that takes people away from their own problems, is good.” – Stan Lee

32. “Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

33. “I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.” – Stan Lee

34. “Every day there’s a new development…there’s no limit to the things that are happening.” – Stan Lee

35. “To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success.” – Stan Lee

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32 P.T. Barnum Quotes On Succeeding In Life

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P.T. Barnum, known as The Greatest Showman, was one of the most progressive entrepreneurs of the 19th Century. Co-founding Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, P.T. made a name for himself by exposing the world to oddities and a show the likes of which had never been seen before. He is recognized for creating an entertainment empire whose legacy has lasted for almost 150 years.

Here are some of P.T. Barnum’s most motivational quotes:

1. “Money is in some respect life’s fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.” – P.T. Barnum

2. “Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.” – P.T. Barnum

3. “Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.” – P.T. Barnum

4. “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.” – P.T. Barnum

5. “Without promotion, something terrible happens…nothing!” – P.T. Barnum

6. “Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.” – P.T. Barnum

7. “If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize.” – P.T. Barnum

8. “No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands his business, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience.” – P.T. Barnum

9. “The best charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.” – P.T. Barnum

10. “When a man is in the right path, he must persevere.” – P.T. Barnum

11. “More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much.” – P.T. Barnum

12. “The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.” – P.T. Barnum

13. “Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.” – P.T. Barnum

14. “The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.” – P.T. Barnum

15. “You must exercise your caution in laying your plans, but be bold in carrying them out.” – P.T. Barnum

16. “The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success.” – P.T. Barnum

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17. “If I shoot at the sun, I may hit a star.” – P.T. Barnum

18. “Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.”  – P.T. Barnum

19. “Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.”  – P.T. Barnum

20. “To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” – P.T. Barnum

21. “Energy and patience in business are two indispensable elements of success.” – P.T. Barnum

22. “Every crowd has a silver lining.” – P.T. Barnum

23. “There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street today, and another tomorrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life; but so far as mere luck is concerned, he is as liable to lose it as to find it.” – P.T. Barnum

24. “To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.” – P.T. Barnum

25. “The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation.” – P.T. Barnum

26. “Never attempt to catch a whale with a minnow.” – P.T. Barnum

27. “The plan of ‘counting the chickens before they are hatched’ is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.” – P.T. Barnum

28. “Your success depends on what you do yourself, with your own means.” – P.T. Barnum

29. “Let your motto be ‘Excelsior,’ for living up to it there is no such word as fail.” – P.T. Barnum

30. “Constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man’s undivided attention is centered on one object, his mind will constantly be suggesting improvements of value, which would escape him if his brain was occupied by a dozen different subjects at once.” – P.T. Barnum

31. “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” – P.T. Barnum

32. “There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like debt.” – P.T. Barnum

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10 Questions You Must Ask Yourself to Discover Your True Self

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A comprehensive guide to self-discovery; this is what one must ask themselves. There is nothing purer than the path to discovering the true meaning of one’s life, the purpose of existence and the acknowledgment and connection that can be forged from within with oneself. (more…)

Kurtis Brase is a professional journalist. Now, she works at EssayPro as a writer and editor.

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  1. Maxime

    Dec 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Oh! What a nice article Carla, thanks!
    There are a few things I like about it:
    1) Some quotes I’ve never seen before
    2) Most of the quotes you chose are really inspiring
    3) The choice of images you made

    Personally, there are 2 quotes from Tim Ferriss that impacted me the most:
    “I want to measure twice, and cut once; therefore, the vast majority of my important work is deciding what to work on.”
    “Focus on impact, not approval.”

    Cheers,
    Maxime

  2. Corey Hinde

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

    My new venture aims to reach as many people as possible. How many people has Tim Ferriss helped? Probably in the millions. It’s truly amazing the reach this guy has had, and continues to have. I am in solid ManLove with the guy, and will continue to be for some time yet!

  3. Eric

    Sep 2, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Will definitely come again and again soon to read them over and over… an open mind does.

    Thinking about it, I think I will implement some of that wisdom into my blog.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 2, 2015 at 4:59 am

      Great to hear Eric! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  4. otunba Olufemi Samuel

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Am glad to be an addictive addicted2success very explosive exploring beyond imagination
    Reds

  5. Timo Fischer

    Aug 27, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Brilliant quotes indeed! I love Tim Ferriss especially the 4 Hour Workweek everyone who hasn’t been able to read it yet should definitely do it it’s worth it!

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

      Yes! That book is a very good read! Glad you liked the list of quotes I put together! 🙂

  6. Matthew Kaboomis Loomis

    Aug 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Marvelous collection of Tim Ferris quotes, Carla! Thanks for putting this together.

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 25, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the article Matthew! 🙂

  7. Dan Western

    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Carla,

    Big fan of Tim Ferriss! Thanks for sharing these great quotes.

    I think one of my favorites is “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

    Thanks again,

    Dan

    • Ernie A

      Aug 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Yes! Awesome quotes from a remarkable person. Thanks Carla

      • Carla Schesser

        Aug 24, 2015 at 9:28 pm

        So glad you enjoyed them Ernie! 🙂

  8. Shawn

    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for these Tim Ferris quotes. I’ve read a couple of his books (as most people in the self-improvement industry have). His blog and podcast are great too.

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 23, 2015 at 2:10 am

      You’re welcome! I love Tim Ferriss! Glad you enjoyed the list I put together! 🙂

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40 Ambitious Barbara Corcoran Quotes

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Barbara Corcoran is a well recognized author, investor, entrepreneur, and regular shark on the hit show Shark Tank. However, this success comes from the humblest of origins. As a child, Barbara was told she would never succeed after realizing that she had a learning disability. After continuous setbacks, Barbara hustled and rose to the top of New York’s ambitious real estate market where she remains an all-star.

Here are Barbara Corcoran’s best quotes:

1. “Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” – Barbara Corcoran

2. “I have a theory and I really believe it. I think you’re worse weakness can become your greatest single strength.” – Barbara Corcoran

3. “A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.” – Barbara Corcoran

4. “In New York City the meek don’t inherit the earth. The big mouth does.” – Barbara Corcoran

5. “The best time to expand is when people are asleep at the wheel.” – Barbara Corcoran

6. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

7. “Always choose attitude over experience. Always.” – Barbara Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

8. “Good leaders are not born, they are people who try hard to be exceptional.” – Barbara Corcoran

9. “The joy is in getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that…don’t miss it.” – Barbara Corcoran

10. “It’s normal to get stuck, but stupid to stay stuck.” – Barbara Corcoran

11. “My best successes came of the heels of failure.” – Barbara Corcoran

12. “If you want to t have a creative culture, you can’t get it by reading books. You get it by example.” – Barbara Corcoran

13. “When you’re building a business, you’re either all in or you’re not.” – Barbara Corcoran

14. “Use your imagination to fill in the blanks.” – Barbara Corcoran

15. “I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it’s a phantom chase.” – Barbara Corcoran

16. “I wanted to be 150 percent entrepreneur and 150 percent mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75 percent and 75 percent – still better than 100 percent, but not what I was accustomed to at work.” – Barbara Corcoran

17. “A good organization is like a box of crayons. You need different colors of the spectrum, but all the crayons should fit in the box.” – Barbara Corcoran

18. “Innovation and creativity are the juiciest parts of running a business.” – Barbara Corcoran

19. “Don’t get cocky just because you’ve had a good run. You can lose your business as fast as you’ve earned it.” – Barbara Corcoran

20. “Just go for it. You don’t want to end up with regret.” – Barbara Corcoran

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21. “Forget about perfection; it doesn’t exist.” – Barbara Corcoran

22. “If you get labeled a winner, people come along for the ride. Might as well enjoy it and they should too.” – Barbara Corcoran

23. “Taking chances almost always makes for happy endings.” – Barbara Corcoran

24. “Leaders come in two flavors; expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” – Barbara Corcoran

25. “If people like you, they’re going to want to do business with you. And if they don’t you’re going to have an almost insurmountable obstacle to overcome.” – Barbara Corcoran

26. “Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” – Barbara Corcoran

27. “When you think you’re failing, you feel like people are watching you. I found that nobody is watching and all they care about is themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

28. “If you’re working for the love of money, you won’t ever get any” – Barbara Corcoran

29. “The truth is you can teach any skill, but you cannot change a bad attitude.” – Barbara Corcoran

30. “Luck is a byproduct of hard work and good judgement.” – Barbara Corcoran

31. “I love myself and anything that has my name I’m tickled to death.” – Barbara Corcoran

32. “My biggest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life ever?” – Barbara Corcoran

33. “You can’t study to be an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you just have to jump.” – Barbara Corcoran

34. “That ability to pop back up is true of anyone who succeeds in their field.” – Barbara Corcoran

35. “Its your game; make up your own rules.” – Barbara Corcoran

36. “I had twenty-two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty-three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.” – Barbara Corcoran

37. “Procrastination is the enemy of success and the guilt of not doing something always steals your energy.” – Barbara Corcoran

38. “The hardest lessons to learn is that you’re more capable than you think you are.” – Barbara Corcoran

39. “My best advice is to play up what you’re good at instead of sitting around criticizing yourself for all the things you don’t do well.” – Barbara Corcoran

40. “Everyone recognizes and responds well to people who act like themselves. You don’t have to be fancy, you just have to be yourself.” – Barbara Corcoran

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41 Epic Conor McGregor Quotes

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Conor McGregor is a Irish fighting legend. He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and the former UFC Featherwight Champion. Often regarded as one of the cockiest fighters in MMA, McGregor has every right to be. From working 12 hours a day as a plumbers apprentice to becoming one of the most recognized fighters of all time, McGregor understands the value of faith, hard work, and patience. He knew that success is a mindset and used his drive to achieve massive success. He continues to be idolized even by those outside of the fighting ring.

Here are Conor McGregor’s most motivating quotes:

1. “Life is about growing and improving and getting better.” – Conor McGregor

2. “I wish everyone well, but you need to focus on yourself. You need to stop putting your hand out. Everyone wants handouts. Everyone wants things for free. You’ve got to put in the world. You’ve got to grind. You’ve got to go through the struggle, and you’ve got to get it.” – Conor McGregor

3. “Life’s a rollercoaster. You’re up one minute; You’re down one minute. But who doesn’t like rollercoasters?” – Conor McGregor

4. “The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor

5. “I keep having dreams of vivid success. Then it’s time to sleep.” – Conor McGregor

6. “When you have a vision and you see that vision come true, it really only shows you that anything can happen, you can do it all.” – Conor McGregor

7. “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

8. “I don’t feel pressure in a negative way. I like pressure. I feel excitement and calm at the same time. No pressure, no diamonds. I want pressure: pressure creates drama, creates emotion.” – Conor McGregor

9. “Approach everything with an open mind, with a learning mind. You will never stop learning as long as you keep the mindset that everything works, because everything does work. There’s a time and a place for every single move. If you work on it enough, it will work.” – Conor McGregor

10. “Doubt is only removed by action. It you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregor

11. “At the end of the day, you’ve gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?” – Conor McGregor

12. “There’s no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist.” – Conor McGregor

13. “What defines us is how we rise after falling.” – Conor McGregor

14. “Smart work pays best. Trust it.” – Conor McGregor

15. “To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.” – Conor McGregor

16. “Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregor

17. “Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winning.” – Conor McGregor

18. “All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, with all the belts and everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that, and really believe in it, then that’s what’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

19. “Defeat is the secret ingredient to success.” – Conor McGregor

20. “Real champions fight through adversity.” – Conor McGregor

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21. “I have never encountered a winner that held hate towards something.” – Conor McGregor

22. “Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” – Conor McGregor

23. “Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.” – Conor McGregor

24. “Don’t read the paper, make the paper.” – Conor McGregor

25. “My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.” – Conor McGregor

26. “Don’t hide nothing. Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Don’t care about what other people thing. Be yourself: you are what you are.” – Conor McGregor

27. “When I say something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.” – Conor McGregor

28. “I am not afraid of saying something and going and pursuing it. That’s it. I see it in my mind. I say it loud. I go and do it.” – Conor McGregor

29. “The thing about truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.” – Conor McGregor

30. “You might win some, you might lose some. But you go in, you challenge yourself, you become a better man, a better individual, a better fighter.” – Conor McGregor

31. “Be grateful with everything you have and you will be successful in everything you do.” – Conor McGregor

32. “Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.” – Conor McGregor

33. “Learning something new is a great feeling. The feeling of progress.” – Conor McGregor

34. “My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.” – Conor McGregor

35. “I enjoy competition. I enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of me and it appeals to me, I will go ahead and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

36. “Failure is not an option for me. Success is all I envision.” – Conor McGregor

37. “People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it.” – Conor McGregor

38. “I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.” – Conor McGregor

39. “If you deserve it, go get it.” – Conor McGregor

 

 

 

 

 

 

40. “It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, take it head on and conquer it.” – Conor McGregor

41. “I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.” – Conor McGregor

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35 Epic Stan Lee Quotes

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Stan Lee is a living legend who co-created such iconic characters such as Spider Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, The X-Men and a bulk of The Avengers. In addition to his work within the comic book industry, he is also an author, producer, illustrator, and has appeared in every Marvel movie. While he is best known for inventing the heroes that continue to inspire millions of people today, he also brings a lot of insight & wisdom from his long career in the comic book industry.

Here are some of Stan Lee’s most inspiring quotes:

1. “I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them.“ – Stan Lee

2. “To have an idea is the easiest thing in the world. Everybody has ideas. But you have to take that idea and make it into something people will respond to – that’s hard.“ – Stan Lee

3. “My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life…then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.” – Stan Lee

4. “Everybody learns differently and everybody gets to a certain point from a different direction.” – Stan Lee

5. “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

6. “I don’t have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines.” – Stan Lee

7. “It’s fun doing something that hasn’t been done before” – Stan Lee

8. “When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing” – Stan Lee

9. “Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before.” – Stan Lee

10. “I always figure I’m not unique, and something that would please me hopefully would please a lot of other people that have the same tastes that I do.” – Stan Lee

11. “I am very lucky because everything that I do is exciting to me. It’s always new.” – Stan Lee

12. “I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try and be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

13. “Reading is very good. And you can quote me!” – Stan Lee

14. “I’m just somebody who tries to write things that entertain people. And if I can do it in a way that makes them prefer to emulate the good guy than the bad guy, I’m happy.” – Stan Lee

15. “If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going!” – Stan Lee

16. “I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think.” – Stan Lee

17. “The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

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18. “The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.” – Stan Lee

19. “If you enjoy what you do, if you are interested in what you do, I really think that’s the best situation.” – Stan Lee

20. “It’s just, it’s fun to stay in the game.” – Stan Lee

21. “Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.” – Stan Lee

22. “Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

23. “I don’t analyze things too closely. I find the more you analyze, the more you get away from spontaneity.” – Stan Lee

24. “No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

25. “Luck is one of the most important things in the world and it really has a role to play in everything.” – Stan Lee

26. “Money’s okay, but what I really like is working.” – Stan Lee

27. “I don’t think superpowers automatically means there won’t be any personality problems, family problems, or even money problems. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers.” – Stan Lee

28. “We all wish we had super powers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.” – Stan Lee

29. “Excelsior!” – Stan Lee

30. “Life is never completely without its challenges” – Stan Lee

31. “Anything that entertains, that takes people away from their own problems, is good.” – Stan Lee

32. “Nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” – Stan Lee

33. “I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.” – Stan Lee

34. “Every day there’s a new development…there’s no limit to the things that are happening.” – Stan Lee

35. “To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success.” – Stan Lee

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32 P.T. Barnum Quotes On Succeeding In Life

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P.T. Barnum, known as The Greatest Showman, was one of the most progressive entrepreneurs of the 19th Century. Co-founding Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, P.T. made a name for himself by exposing the world to oddities and a show the likes of which had never been seen before. He is recognized for creating an entertainment empire whose legacy has lasted for almost 150 years.

Here are some of P.T. Barnum’s most motivational quotes:

1. “Money is in some respect life’s fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.” – P.T. Barnum

2. “Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.” – P.T. Barnum

3. “Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.” – P.T. Barnum

4. “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.” – P.T. Barnum

5. “Without promotion, something terrible happens…nothing!” – P.T. Barnum

6. “Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.” – P.T. Barnum

7. “If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize.” – P.T. Barnum

8. “No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands his business, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience.” – P.T. Barnum

9. “The best charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.” – P.T. Barnum

10. “When a man is in the right path, he must persevere.” – P.T. Barnum

11. “More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much.” – P.T. Barnum

12. “The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.” – P.T. Barnum

13. “Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.” – P.T. Barnum

14. “The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.” – P.T. Barnum

15. “You must exercise your caution in laying your plans, but be bold in carrying them out.” – P.T. Barnum

16. “The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success.” – P.T. Barnum

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17. “If I shoot at the sun, I may hit a star.” – P.T. Barnum

18. “Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.”  – P.T. Barnum

19. “Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.”  – P.T. Barnum

20. “To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” – P.T. Barnum

21. “Energy and patience in business are two indispensable elements of success.” – P.T. Barnum

22. “Every crowd has a silver lining.” – P.T. Barnum

23. “There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street today, and another tomorrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life; but so far as mere luck is concerned, he is as liable to lose it as to find it.” – P.T. Barnum

24. “To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.” – P.T. Barnum

25. “The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation.” – P.T. Barnum

26. “Never attempt to catch a whale with a minnow.” – P.T. Barnum

27. “The plan of ‘counting the chickens before they are hatched’ is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.” – P.T. Barnum

28. “Your success depends on what you do yourself, with your own means.” – P.T. Barnum

29. “Let your motto be ‘Excelsior,’ for living up to it there is no such word as fail.” – P.T. Barnum

30. “Constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man’s undivided attention is centered on one object, his mind will constantly be suggesting improvements of value, which would escape him if his brain was occupied by a dozen different subjects at once.” – P.T. Barnum

31. “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” – P.T. Barnum

32. “There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like debt.” – P.T. Barnum

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