“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” by Amelia Earhart.
LMGTFY: Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 – 1937), American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” by Ray Kroc.
LMGTFY: Raymond Albert “Ray” Kroc (1902 – 1984), American fast-food tycoon. He joined McDonald’s in 1954, after the McDonald brothers had franchised 6 locations out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino. This set the stage for national expansion with the help of Kroc, eventually leading to a global franchise.
“What you do makes a difference. And you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” by Jane Goodall.
LMGTFY: Dame Jane Morris Goodall (born 1934), English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, is best known for her over 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960.
“Please all, and you will please none.” by Aesop.
LMGTFY: Aesop (620 – 564 BCE), Greek storyteller credited with a number of fables now known as Aesop’s Fables. The tales were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.
“When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.” by Steffi Graf.
LMGTFY: Stefanie Maria “Steffi” Graf (born 1969), German former professional tennis player. Ranked world No. 1 and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. In 1988, she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” by Frank Zappa.
LMGTFY: Frank Vincent Zappa (1940 – 1993), American musician, composer and activist. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works.
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most of you.” by Caroline Myss.
LMGTFY: Caroline Myss (born 1952), American author of numerous books including New York Times Best Sellers such as “Anatomy of the Spirit” (1996). She describes herself as a medical intuitive and a mystic.
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