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17 Quotes Every Federal Employee Should Live By

“The world has a habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” – Napoleon Hill

“Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts he has built into his character have brought him there.” – James Allen

“Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one.” – Ralph Ransom

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Visualize this thing that you want. See it, feel it, and believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and then begin to build.” – Maxwell Maltz

“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” – Anonymous

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” – Robert Allen

“If I am through learning, I am through.” – John Wooden

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach It.” – Michelangelo

“Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.” – Phillip Dormer Stanhope

“The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go.” – Albert Einstein

“To achieve something you have never achieved before you must become someone you have never been.” – Les Brown

“We are what we repeatedly do.” - Aristotle

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Profile Photo Lori Zipes

The rest of that Aristotle quote is just as good:

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

I have it on my wall at work.

Thanks for the inspiration Meiko!