221 sales motivation quotes to help you close more deals

by Ramin Assemi
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1. "Don't play to play. Play to win!"

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2. "Get over yourself: It’s not about how (bad) you feel, it’s about how you act despite your feelings."

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3. "Fortune favors the bold."

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4. "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." – Winston Churchill

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5. "Your job in sales is to create moments of truth!"

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6. "Better sore than sorry."

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7. "You need to be willing to lose if you're truly committed to win."

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8. "Your hands are tied in action, but your hands are not tied in imagination — and everything springs forth from the imagination. Everything."

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9. "Hard training, easy fight!"

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10. "Ask yourself - what gives me energy?"

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11. "The secret to getting ahead is getting started."

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12. "I don't have dreams, I have goals." - Harvey Specter

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13. "Don’t try to be a man of success, try to be a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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14. "Consistency is king."

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15. "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

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16. "You can't turn a no to a yes without a maybe in between." - Francis Underwood 

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17. "The most important promises you make are the promises you make to yourself."

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18. "You can't sell others if you aren't sold yourself first."

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19. "Don't sell the stage, sell the act!"

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20. "Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish for you to be better."

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21. "You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

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22. "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

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23. "Nothing happens until a sale is made."

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24. "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." - Babe Ruth

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25. "Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action." - Walter Anderson

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26. "Most people aim… aim… aim…"

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27. "Success is never owned; it is only rented – and the rent is due every day."

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28. "Coffee is for closers."

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29. "Stay the course!"

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30. "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee 

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31. "If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill 

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32. "Done is better than perfect."

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33. "The universe will always test your resolve."

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34. "Kill your goals. Create habits instead."

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35. "You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar 

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36. "The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the questions you ask yourself."

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37. "What you call a marathon, I call a sprint."

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38. "If you can't, you must."

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39. "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

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40. "Emails that never get sent close no deals."

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41. "Fear is your road sign to growth and success."

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42. "Closed mouths don't get fed."

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43. "People are starving for decisiveness. If you give it to them, you will rule the world."

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44. "We're not just human doings, we're human beings."

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45. "If you don't take care of your customers, your competitors will!"

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46. "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

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47. "Pressure is a privilege." - Billie Jean King

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48. "The difference between fear and excitement is the way you THINK about it."

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49. "Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." - George Patton

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50. "Only that day dawns to which we are awake." - Henry David Thoreau

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51. "Change before you have to." - Jack Welch

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52. "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

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53. "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." - Alexandra K. Trenfor

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54. "Motivation will almost always beat mere talent." - Norman Ralph Augustine

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55. "Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." - Fred Rogers

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56. "Everything we want is on the other side of fear." - George Addair

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57. "Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." - Lao Tzu

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58. "People don't decide their future - they decide their habits and their habits decide their future." - F.M. Alexander

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59. "Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer

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60. "Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi

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61. "Do you want to live your life saying, I wish I would have - or remember when I !?"

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62. "If you're busy all the time - you're really just lazy."

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63. "If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got." - W. L. Bateman

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64. "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." - Thomas Paine

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65. "Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." - Teddy Roosevelt

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66. "The road of Someday will lead to a town called Nowhere."

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67. "You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney

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68. "If it's going to be, it's up to me."

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69. "Practice makes perfect."

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70. "There is no such thing as failure. There are only results." - Tony Robbins

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71. "The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately!"

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72. "Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot." - Jim Rohn

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73. "Good things come to those who hustle hard."

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74. "Losers have goals. Winners have systems." – Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert)

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75. "Expect the yes. Embrace the no. That's how you master the close!"

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76. "Look for what connects you with other human beings rather than for what separates you from them."

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77. "Life will pay any price you ask of it." – Tony Robbins

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78. "I hated every minute of training, but I thought to myself, 'Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" – Muhammad Ali

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

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80. "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein

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81. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." – Mahatma Gandh

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82. "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." – Winston Churchil

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83. "Fortune favors the bold."

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84. "Chasing perfection is like chasing the wind, it's highly futile."

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85. "The hours ordinary people waste, extraordinary people leverage." - Robin Sharma

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86. "Change your thoughts and you change your world." – Norman Vincent Peale

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87. "I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." – Eleanor Roosevelt

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88. "Failure is an event, not a person." – Zig Ziglar

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89. "Your past doesn't equal your future."

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90. "Well done is better than well said." – Benjamin Franklin

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91. "Clarity is power."

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92. "Do what others don't and you'll get what others won't."

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93. "Trust trumps transactions."

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94. "Knowledge isn't power, applied knowledge is ..." – Paul Chek

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95. "It's important to learn how to say "I don't know" with confidence." - John LaValle

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96. "Inches make champions." – Vince Lombardi

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97. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present." – Bill Keane

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98. "Know yourself so well that you don't need to explain yourself to others." – John LaValle

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99. "In business as in life, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." – Dr. Chet Karrass

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100. "Worry is a misuse of the imagination." – Dan Zadra

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101. "The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for." – Eckhart Tolle

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102. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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103. "You should either pray or worry — don't do both." – 50 Cent

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104. "You need to focus on moving forward rather than endlessly preparing to begin."

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105. "The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking." - Mia Hamm

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106. "Repetition is the key to mastery."

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107. "The number of people who stand ready to consume one's time, to no purpose, is almost countless." - Booker T. Washington 

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108. "The most valuable lessons in your life will most likely come from the most obvious places (in hindsight)."

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109. "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." - Muhammad Ali.

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110. "Motion creates emotion." - Tony Robbins

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111. "Winners Anticipate; Losers React." - Tony Robbins

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112. "Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway." - Robert Downey Jr

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113. "It's harder to be kind than clever."

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114. "You don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training."

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115. "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness. That is life." - Jean Luc Picard

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116. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

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117. "You can learn more from an hour silence than a year of reading books." - Matthew Kelly

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118. "Never take a bet if you don't know how to win it."

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119. "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." - Margaret Thatcher

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120. "Every blessing ignored becomes a curse." - Paulo Coelho

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121. "A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma Gandhi

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122. "The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." - Elbert Hubbard

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123. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln

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124. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

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125. "If you only walk on sunny days, you'll never reach your destination." - Paulo Coelho

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126. "Charisma might open doors, but character will keep you in the building."

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127. "I'm gonna turn my mentors into my peers."

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128. "You either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

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129. "Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big."

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130. "Practice like you've never won, play like you've never lost!"

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131. "You learn more from getting your butt kicked than from getting it kissed." - Tom Hanks

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132. "Choose your hard."

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133. "We're not here to take part, we're here to take over." - Conor McGregor

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134. "The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years." - Thomas Jefferson

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135. "When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future." - Coach Rick Pitino

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136. "The opposite of courage used to be cowardice, today the opposite of courage is conformity." - Rickson Gracie

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137. "Permission is for suckers."

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138. "Most salespeople throw darts in the dark, hoping something will hit."

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139. "Appreciation is the currency you pay the universe with."

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140. "Being busy is a form of laziness."

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141. "Never ever, ever stop following up."

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142. "Ask for the close early, and ask often."

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143. "Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet." - St. Augustine

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144. "97% of the people who quit too soon... Are employed by the 3% that never gave up."

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145. "It doesn't matter where you start. Only that you begin." - Robin Sharma

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146. "I found that if I just do the best that I can, in every moment I have, the future looks after itself." - John Kavanagh

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147. "Some soldiers want to fight. They are the crazy ones. Other soldiers don't want to fight but go and fight regardless. They are the courageous ones. And I like the fact that you need to be afraid to have courage". - George St. Pierre

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148. "Yes and No are equally good answers. It’s the Maybe that crushes startups."

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149. "Hustle Harder."

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150. "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

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151. "Making the call is making progress" - Rework

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152. "You can learn more in 5 minutes of self study than in 5 years of studying the world."

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153. "When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours." - Zig Ziglar

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154. "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton

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155. "We tend to judge others by their behavior, and ourselves by our intentions."

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156. "Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tonnes." - Jim Rohn

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157. "Do small things with great love."

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158."It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement." - Isocrates

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159. "It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living." - Eckhart Tolle

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160. "Losers focus on winners and winners focus on winning."

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161. "It's a great question to ask yourself how to impact a billion people over next decade. But an even better one to ask yourself how to impact the life of one person within the next hour."

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162. "I stay ready so I don't have to get ready." - Conor McGregor

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163. "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful." - Eric Thomas

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164. "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

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165. "I'm a shark. The ground is my ocean and most people don't know how to swim." - Rickson Gracie

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166. "Your self-worth determines your net worth."

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167. "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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168. "At the end of the day you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable?" - Conor McGregor

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169. "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway

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170. "I keep having vivid dreams of success. Then it's time to sleep." - Conor McGregor

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171. "Today is a blank slate loaded with nothing but potential."

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172. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison

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173. "Business is simple; people make it complicated."

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174. "Dream impossible dreams! And when those dreams become reality make the next ones more impossible."

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175. "Success always leaves clues."

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176. "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." - Abraham Lincoln

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177. "Precision beats power, and timing beats speed." - Conor McGregor

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178. "Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men." - Harry Day

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179. "Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." - Jim Rohn

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180. "If you see it inside of your head, eventually you will see it in front of your eyes."

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181. "Success happens at the exact moment you don't feel like it."

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182. "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach." ~Albert Einstein

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183. "Self-control is more indispensable than gunpowder." - Henry Morton Stanley

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184. "No man is free who is not master of himself." - Epictetus

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185. "Adversity introduces a man to himself." - Albert Einstein

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186. "When people give me all these great compliments, I thank them, but still go back to my room and practice." - B.B. King

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187. "You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." - Jim Rohn

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188. "We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." - John Dryden

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189. "Bravery is the solution to regret." - Robin Sharma

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190. "We could be playing cards right now and I'd want to kick your ass. Not win, but kick your ass. There's a difference." - Tiger Woods.

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191. "Winning starts with beginning." - Robert H. Schuller

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192. "Either you run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn

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193. "You may be delayed but you won't be denied."

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194. "Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years." - Bill Gates

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195. "Don't just work IN your business, work ON your business."

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196. "You don't even really enjoy rest unless you truly deserve it." - Joe Rogan

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197. "You are the truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?" - Rumi

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198. "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." – Jim Rohn

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199. "From nothing, to something, to everything." - Conor McGregor

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200. "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn

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201. "Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone else around you, and your only competition will be with yourself." ~ Rick Pitino

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202. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs

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203. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis

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204. "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." - Ralph Marston

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205. "The mind is everything. What you think, you become." - Buddha

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206. "Fortunately or unfortunately you take yourself with you wherever you go."

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207. "You are now, and you do become, what you think about." - Earl Nightingale

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208. "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

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209. "When you feel like quitting: think about why you started."

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210. "The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact." - Thomas Huxley

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211. "The more you learn, the more you earn." - Warren Buffett

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212. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." - Albert Einstein

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213. "Silence forces a man to confront himself."

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214. "There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." - Roger Staubach

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215. "The best revenge is massive success." - Frank Sinatra

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216. "Success breeds success!"

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217. "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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218. "Saints are sinners who kept on going." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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219. "I'm not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." – Stephen Covey

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220. "Focus on progress, not perfection."

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221. "We punish ourselves so we can punish our opponents." - Tido Ortiz

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