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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

There are two things people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash

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Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.
Robert Benchley

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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 alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

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No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Mark R. Edwards

The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein

In every work a reward added makes the pleasure twice as great.
Euripides

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You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

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Many are called but few get up.
Oliver Herford

I can charge a man's battery and then recharge it again. But it is only when he has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Frederick Herzberg

It is only when a person has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Frederick Herzberg

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary

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I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
Dalai Lama

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson

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Women are naturally good motivators, good at juggling different projects and issues at the same time, and more cooperative rather than aggressive and confrontational.
Bridget A. Macaskill

I grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters. I did all I could do to really stand out and that nurtured a lot of confidence and drive and ambition.
Madonna

I always wait for the Times each morning. I look at the obituary column and if I'm not in it, I go to work.
A. E. Matthews

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The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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The common wisdom is that ... managers have to learn to motivate people. Nonsense. Employees bring their own motivation.
Tom Peters

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Often we are caught in a mental trap of seeing enormously successful people and thinking they are where they are because they have some special gift. Yet a closer look shows that the greatest gift that extraordinarily successful people have over the average person is their ability to get themselves to take action.
Anthony Robbins

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.
Anthony Robbins

If I had to name a driving force in my life, I'd name passion every time.
Anita Roddick

It is hard to fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

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I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Jonas Salk

Money isn't what motivates entrepreneurs; it is acknowledgement - a craving for your ideas to be acknowledged.
Reuben Singh

If you don't understand what makes people tick, they won't tick.
Robert Swan

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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Mark Twain

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I got my start by giving myself a start.
C. J. Walker

If money is your motivation, forget it.
Oprah Winfrey

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People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.
Zig Ziglar