„The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.“
— Amy Tan, livro The Bonesetter's Daughter
— Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928
Henry Allen (January 4, 1979) "Life in the Laugh Factory", The Washington Post, p. B1.
— Frank Buckles United States Army soldier and centenarian 1901 - 2011
New York Times Gail Collins, Op-Ed August 14, 2009.
— Robert Ferrigno American writer 1947
Prayers For The Assassin (2006)
„The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you're willing to work.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„The secret of getting successful work out of your trained men lies in one nutshell—in the clearness of the instructions they receive.“
— Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941
„People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.“
— Norman Vincent Peale American writer 1898 - 1993
Positive Thinking Every Day : An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year (1993), "April 13" Earlier variant: People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. And those who have learned to have a realistic, nonegotistical belief in themselves, who possess a deep and sound self-confidence, are assets to mankind, too, for they transmit their dynamic quality to those lacking it. You Can If You Think You Can (1987), p. 84
„Is it a gun, is it a knife?
Is it a wallet, this is your life?
It ain't no secret,
It ain't no secret,
No secret my friend.
You can get killed just for living
In your American skin.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, High Hopes (2014), "American Skin"
— Henry Ford, livro My Life and Work
My Life and Work (1922)
— Murray Leinster Novelist, short story writer 1896 - 1975
Short fiction, Exploration Team (1956), (p. 115 in The Hugo Winners vol. 1 edited by Isaac Asimov).
„The real secret is why love starts out with claws like a cat and then fades with time like a half-eaten mouse.“
— Herta Müller, livro The Appointment
The Appointment (1997), Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm translation, Picador 2002, p. 81
„So this was how secrets got started, I thought to myself. People constructed them little by little.“
— Haruki Murakami, livro The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
„The secret to perseverance is a simple one: have a bigger commitment to getting the job done than to attempting to control your inner feelings and sensations.“
— Nicholas Lore American social scientist 1944
The Pathfinder (1998)