"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Maxwell Maltz on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Maxwell Maltz on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Maxwell Maltz on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Maxwell Maltz on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Maxwell Maltz on Steve Jobs
"If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone."
"Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today."
"To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior."
"The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior."
"We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness."