This is a collection of quotes I’ve found powerful or important over the years.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we act not rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather have these because we have acted rightly; these virtues are formed in man by doing his actions; we are we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
– Will Durant

How you spend your days is how you spend your life
– Annie Dillard

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.
– Henry Ford

Help enough people get what they want, and you’ll get everything you want.
– Zig Ziglar

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
– Henry Ford

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
– Henry Ford

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
– Henry Ford

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
– Henry Ford

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
– Johann Sebastian Bach

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
– Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
– Henry Ford

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
– Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
– Henry Ford

You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
– Henry Ford

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
– Henry Ford

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
– Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
– Henry Ford

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
– Henry Ford

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
– Henry Ford

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
– Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
– Henry Ford

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
– Sam Walton

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
– Colin Powell

An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
– Dee Hock

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.
– William Arthur Ward

The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.
– Les Brown