One of the fondest memories of my Granddad Nelson was trading quotes regularly over email. Sadly I lost the email archive when I went on my mission, but it has continued to be an interest of mine. I hope you enjoy my collection of quotes. A bit of everything from religion to politics to leadership.

Unless you’re willing to lose everything to win, you lose it all by losing.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish

Failure is success if we learn from it.

If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win.

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.

Success is the ability to go
from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm.

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.