Inspiring Quotations

“I’m 65 years old, you know, and I’m still thinking, ‘Am I good enough?’”

– Jack Nicholson [quoted by Jeff Giles in “About Jack”, Newsweek, December 16, 2002, p63.]

“Grave disappointment awaits him whose dreams do not conscript the entirety of his efforts.” Quartermaster “There ain’t no rules around here! We’re trying to accomplish something!”

– Thomas Edison “History is made by those who make sacrifice a way of life.” (Reference Lost)

“There are certain things one should not do at certain times, and certain things one should not do altogether.”

– Quartermaster

“Some things require ‘doing’ whether we ‘feel like it’ or not, and whether we’re ‘ready’ or not.”

– Quartermaster

“He who depends on extra pay or praise to do his best job has not mastered himself and does not deserve either. He who does his own “nudging” and does his best unconditionally – without prodding or pampering … and even under adverse circumstances – deserves the extra pay and praise, yet generally requires neither. He is “paid” by the job well done and victory won [over mediocrity, indifference and eventual regret].”

– Quartermaster

“You will find relief from vain fancies if you do every act in life as though it were your last [or only].”

– Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and writer(121-180)

“Most people don’t want to do the hard; that’s why it’s so easy to be successful. There’s no competition! Remember, short-term pain will equal long term gain and vice versa. It’s the hard that makes you great. It’s the willingness to do the hard that separates you from your competition, because most of them are only willing to do the easy. Unfortunately, in the long run, the easy always turns out to be the hard. “

– Warren Greshes

“He did everything we could have asked of him since day one.”

– AFL Coach, speaking of a backup receiver who came into the game for an injured Star and put four touchdowns on the scoreboard.