From time-to-time all men need some words of encouragement to stay motivated and to continue to fight the good fight.   This collection represents some of our favorite life quotes from accomplished men and women that have been there and done that.


Father was right

wadsworth“By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

– Charles Wadsworth


Measure of a man

george patton“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”

-George S. Patton


Knowing Defeat

 Muhammad Ali“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

– Muhammad Ali

Jolly of Saint Nick

george carlin

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”

-George Carlin

Key to Success


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone”

– Bill  Cosby


woody allen

“Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle.”

– Woody Allen

Playing the cards you are dealt


“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes of playing a poor hand well.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson


lord dunsany

“Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when take in too large quantities”

-Lord Dunsany


Thomas Edison

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”

-Thomas Edison




“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”

-Erica Jong

Way to be


“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

-Albert Einstein

A practiced man


“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

-Bruce Lee

Fear of death

mark twain

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

-Mark Twain


nelson mandela

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

-Nelson Mandela


ben franklin

“It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.”

-Benjamin Franklin


mark twain

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

-Mark Twain

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