Quotes_Enthusiasm

Enjoy this collection of quotes on Enthusiasm.

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.” – Gordon Parks

“Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.” – James A. Baldwin

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.” – Wayne Dyer

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” – Charles Schwab

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Quotes_Flexibility

Enjoy this collection of quotes on flexibility.

“The hallmark of creative people is their mental flexibility… Sometimes they are open and probing, at others they’re playful and off-the-wall. At still other times, they’re critical and faultfinding. And finally they’re doggedly persistent in striving to reach their goals.’ – Roger von Oech

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

“The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“We learn flexibility and adaptability.” – John Roper

“Freedom always deals with ‘the possible’; this gives freedom its great flexibility, its fascination, and its dangers.” – Rollo May

“Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.” – Charles A. Garfield

“Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Enjoy this collection of quotes about the power of Words.

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

“Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.” – Amy Tan

“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” Joyce Meyer

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Words are loaded pistols.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley

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Quotes_Concentration

Enjoy this collection of quotes on Concentration.

“The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like opening one’s eyes without seeing anything.” ― Haruki Murakami

“Concentration is the secret of strength.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.” – James Arthur Ray

“If you don’t concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Don’t dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them.” – Goethe

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Anthony Robbins

“Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any.” – Plato

“The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight in one blow, to live eternity in an hour.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. -Michael Faraday

“Concentration is my motto — first honesty, then industry, then concentration. -Andrew Carnegie

“The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.” – Lee Iacocca

“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” – John D. Rockefeller

“The joy of life is born of concentration. When you are having a cup of tea, the value of that experience depends on your concentration. You have to drink the tea with 100 percent of your concentration.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“To be concentrated means to live fully in the present.” – Erich Fromm

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” – Ray Knight

“Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Concentrate on your motivation… and the thought of what about the scene made you stop to look.” – Richard K. Kaiser

“The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organized memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time.” – Henry Moore

To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.” -Bertrand Russell

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time…” – Charles Dickens

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster.” – Lucian Freud

“Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.” – Arnold Palmer

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.” – Earl Nightingale

“Great art is always a way of concentrating, reinventing what is called fact, what we know of our existence – a reconcentration… tearing away the veils that fact acquires through time.” – Francis Bacon

“Who knows how many artists fail because the light that shines through them is defracted in a thousand directions and not concentrated in a single beam?” – Eric Maisel

“Nothing more wonderfully concentrates a man’s mind than the sure knowledge he is to be hanged in the morning.” – Samuel Johnson

“Concentrate: you can’t have it all.” – Twyla Tharp

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” –
Henry Ford

“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” – Mark Twain

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” Jack Nicklaus

Focusing is about saying “No”. – Steve Jobs

“Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself – less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive – less prose, more poetry.” – Ernst Haas

“Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.” – Paulo Coelho

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Quotes_Unfinished

Enjoy this collection of quotes on the state of being Unfinished.

“Never show unfinished work.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“Behind unfinished art cries an unfinished artist.” – Terri Guillemets

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“A drawing is essentially a private work, related only to the artist’s own needs; a ‘finished’ statue or canvas is essentially a public, presented work – related far more directly to the demands of communication.” – John Berger

“A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – either seen, remembered or imagined. A ‘finished’ work is an attempt to construct an event in itself.” – John Berger

“There are dozens of unfinished or aborted projects in my files, but I can only assume they don’t get done because they’re not robust enough to struggle through the birth process.” – Grant Morrison

“A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’” – Viktor E. Frankl

“Moms and dads don’t last forever. If you’ve got unfinished business, we need to face that, and that’s not easy. Every child wants to love their mother and their father. Love is the most important thing, and when they feel rejected and unloved, that hole can never be filled by anyone else.” – Goldie Hawn

“When I get on a roll with something, it’s really hard for me to put it down unfinished.” – Taylor Swift

“Finish the work, otherwise an unfinished work will finish you.” ― Amit Kalantri

“If I feel like I’ve completely drained every ounce of energy out of me for this song, and I can’t go any further with it, then I stop, even if the song is unfinished. Most of the time, when it’s finished, it’s because I’ve used every ounce of me to write it.” – Ella Henderson

“I know the sag of the unfinished poem. And I know the release of the poem that is finished.” – Mary Oliver

“Whether you are a writer or an actor or a stage manager, you are trying to express the complications of life through a shared enterprise. That’s what theatre was, always. And live performance shares that with an audience in a specific compact: the play is unfinished unless it has an audience, and they are as important as everyone else.” – Lee Hall

“I never want projects to be finished; I have always believed in unfinished work. I got that from Schubert, you know, the ‘Unfinished Symphony.’” – Yoko Ono

“I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically.” – Yoko Ono

“When I’m playing, I’m never through. It’s unfinished. I like to find a place to leave for someone else to finish it. That’s where the high comes in.” – Miles Davis

“When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here so nobly advanced.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I know I will leave my work unfinished. I just hope I planted enough seeds in my children and grandchildren that they will continue.” – David Robinson

“Anybody great, we’re all interested in the relics. If you found an unfinished Gauguin, you’d still want to see it.” – Derek Walcott

“What I’m really looking to do is retire undefeated; I’m not sure when the right time to retire will be, but I know that I’m not done yet. Something still feels unfinished, and that’s why I’m going to keep going.” – Ronda Rousey

“You are an unfinished work in progress. One of the good things about life’s challenges: you get to find out that you’re capable of being far more than you ever thought possible.” ― Karen Salmonsohn

“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.” – Christina Rossetti

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Quotes_Finished

Enjoy this collection of quotes on the state of being Finished.

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.” – Francis Drake

“Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.” – Robert Smithson

“A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.” – Richard M. Nixon

“It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.” – Ben Stein

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A finished person is a boring person.” – Anna Quindlen

“I long for my garden to be complete. Working in it is one of my joys, but it will never be finished because it’s forever changing with the seasons.” – Mary Quant

“In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall – that when the play is finished, it’s done – but now I realize it’s more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You’re part of a thing that’s living.” – Lee Hall

“I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, ‘No. No, I’m finished. Bye.’ And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won’t do that.” – Maya Angelou

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