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Addison's Quote List

My Challenge:
Read 5 Every Day

Extreme Ownership

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."

-Gary Player

"There is no tomorrow, Rock. There is no tomorrow. There is no tomorrow."

-Apollo Creed

"You want a miracle? Be the miracle."

-Morgan Freeman

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

-Reinhold Niebuhr

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."

-Wayne Gretzky


"No bad teams. Only bad leaders."

-Jocko Willink

"Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you."

-Toby McKeehan

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion."

-Alexander The Great

"It's easier to build boys than to mend men."

-Frederick Douglass

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Gift yourself to the top."

-Patrick Bet David


"The further you look into the past, the further you can see into the future."

-Winston Churchill

"Only the paranoid survive."

-Andy Grove

"I'm wealthy because I'm valuable. I'm not valuable because I'm wealthy."

-Mike Tyson

"What you know is limited. What you don't know is limitless."

-Tom Brady

"The best investment you can make is in yourself."

-Warren Buffett

"Never believe a negative prediction."

-John Wooden

Short Quotes

"Discipline Equals Freedom"

-Jocko Willink

"Motivation + Education = Success"

-Addison Hildebrandt

"Quitters never win. And winners never quit."

-Vince Lombardi

"We have seen the enemy, and he is us."

-Master Commandant Oliver Perry

"Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."

-John F Kennedy

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

-Mahatma Gandhi

“The future depends on what you do today.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

"My life is my message."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"Begin with the end in mind."

-Stephen Covey

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."

-Stephen Covey

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."

-Benjamin Franklin

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To be great is to be misunderstood.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never Eat Alone"

-Keith Ferrazzi

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

-African Proverb

Long Quotes

"Frodo : I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

-Lord of The Rings

"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."

-Mother Teresa

“It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service. But idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments or amusements, that amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."

-Benjamin Franklin

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”

-Rocky Balboa

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. ... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. ... They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

-Steve Jobs

Additional Quotes

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity."

-Roman Philosopher Seneca

“Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who were cleverer than himself.”

-Andrew Carnegie

"Are there no poor houses? I pay my taxes."

-Ebenezer Scrooge

"You + Motivation = Success"

-Jim Valvano

"You may see your best friend, and your worst enemy by looking in the mirror."

-Napoleon Bonaparte

"Successful people make decisions quickly and firmly. Unsuccessful people make decisions slowly, and they change them often.”

-Napoleon Hill

“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”

-Napoleon Hill

"The biggest mistake we make is thinking we have time."

-Tim Grover

"Making billions is the entry ticket into fighting the good fight."

-Paraphrased Patrick Bet David

"Preach the gospel everywhere, and if necessary, use words."

-St Francis

"Do or do not there is no try."


“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"First you abhor it, then you tolerate it, then you embrace it."

-Alexander Pope

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

-Mahatma Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt you without your permission.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy my body, but you will never imprison my mind."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"The Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules."

-Robert Kiyosaki

"Death Is Just Another Path, One That We All Must Take."


"You ain’t so bad, you ain’t so bad, you ain’t nothin’."


"If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change."


“Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.”

-Robert Kiyosaki

“The primary difference between a rich person and poor person is how they manage fear.”

-Robert Kiyosaki

"The rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”

-Robert Kiyosaki

"In the real world, it’s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.”

-Robert Kiyosaki

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."

-Mahatma Gandhi

"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

-Thomas Jefferson

"Well done is better than well said."

-Benjamin Franklin

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."

-George Washington

"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"

-Independence Day

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Freedom, however, is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the whole phenomenon whose positive aspect is responsibleness. In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.”

-Victor Frankl

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

-Thomas Jefferson

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."

-Thomas Jefferson

"Whenever you do something, act as if all the world were watching."

-Thomas Jefferson

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."

-James Madison

"Those who own the country ought to govern it."

-John Jay

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Your opinion of the world is a confession of your character.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don't much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat

-Alice in Wonderland

"As a man thinketh, so is he."

-King Solomon

"Knowledge is of more value than gold."

-King Solomon

"there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

-Victor Hugo

"where there's a humanitarian government intervention, there's often a special interest."

-John Stossel

"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"

-William Wallace

"You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom."

-William Wallace

"Men don't follow titles, they follow courage."

-William Wallace

"It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom."

-William Wallace

"Yes we can! No, they can't."

-John Stossel

"Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered."


"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises."

-Ayn Rand

"We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions.”

-Stephen Covey

"Show me the man and I'll show you the crime."

-Lavrentiy Beria

"A smart man learns from his own mistakes, a wise man learns from the mistakes of others."


"Facts don't care about your feelings."

-Ben Shapiro

"Success comes in cans. Failure comes in can'ts."

-Mike Tyson

"Leave it better than you found it."

-Sir Robert Baden-Powell

"The way you do anything is the way you do everything"

-T. Harv Eker

"Tough times don't last. Tough people do!"

-Robert H. Schulle

"Until you learn to make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

-Carl Jung

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.”


“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

-Benjamin Franklin

"What would you do if you knew you could not fail."

-First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

"Praise is affirmation. Critisism is investment."

-Will Guidara

"Never ruin a good story with facts."

-Jerry Guarino

"Use your best bottles of wine on your worst days."

-Will Guidara

"Never be afraid of the truth."

-Anthony Hincks

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”

-Mike Tyson

"You have to be the champion before you become the champion."

-Mike Tyson

"Don't kill yourself trying to revive dead people."

-Mike Tyson

“Happiness is excellent rational activity in accordance with virtue”


"The sweetest sound in the world is a person's own name."

- Dale Carnegie

"it's easier to invent the future, then predict it."

-Alan Kay

“Marriage can be more an exultant ecstasy than the human mind can conceive. This is within the reach of every couple, every person.”

-Spencer W. Kimball


“A man and a woman, united in marriage, have a transcendent power to create happiness for themselves, for their family, and for the people around them.”

-Henry B. Eyring

“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”


“True love is a process. True love requires personal action.”

-Marvin J. Ashton

“Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.”

-Mark Twain

“Happiness in marriage and parenthood can exceed a thousand times any other happiness.”

-James E. Faust

"Quitting is the hardest habit to break."

-Vance Bennett

“The more I know, the more I realize I know nothing.”


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