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Quotes of the day: Tony Robbins

Published Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 5:06 AM EST
Feb 28 2016

Tony Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric; February 29, 1960) is an American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author. He became well known from his infomercials and self- help books: Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain.

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!

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.

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.

Passion is the genesis of genius.

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals- that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose.

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

There's always a way- if you're committed.

There's no abiding success without commitment.

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Whatever happens, take responsibility.

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

You always succeed in producing a result.

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Quotes of the day: Henry R. Luce

Published Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 3:06 AM EST
Feb 28 2016

Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967), was an American magazine magnate who was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans. Time summarized and interpreted the week's news; Life was a picture magazine of politics, culture, and society that dominated American visual perceptions in the era before television; Fortune explored in depth the economy and the world of business, introducing to executives avant-garde ideas such as Keynesianism; and Sports Illustrated explored the motivations and strategies of sports teams and key players. Counting his radio projects and newsreels, Luce created the first multimedia corporation. He was born in China to missionary parents. He envisaged that the United States would achieve world hegemony, and, in 1941, he declared the 20th century would be the "American Century". (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A missionary deals with all the important people in the community, but he's never really one of them.

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.

Do you want a cheap, shallow, provincial America? Or do you want an America where the ideal of excellence is at home?

Everything we know, from the atom to the stars, calls us to leave our comfortable habitations which no longer comfort us, and to strike forth on a pilgrimage to a new civilization

I do not know any problem in journalism which can be usefully isolated from the profoundest questions of man's fate.

Not much longer shall we have time for reading lessons of the past. An inexorable present calls us to the defense of a great future.

People in America are, for the most part, poorly informed.

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.

Show me a man who claims he is objective and I'll show you a man with illusions.

The American daydream has ended- or at least we are seeing the end of the American lead-pipe cinch.

There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends.

We have thought, and we think, that there is a world of meaning still to be realized from the principles which gave this country birth. A world of meaning for us and, equally, a wealth of meaning for the world.

We tell the truth as we see it.


(February 28 is also the birthday of Ben Hecht and Michel de Montaigne.)

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