HYMAN RICKOVER QUOTES

“Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience.”

“Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches.”

“The most important thing I learned is that the only way to make a difference is to take action.”

“Responsibility is the price of freedom.”

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

“The world is filled with smart, talented people who only dream of success. The difference between them and the ones who actually achieve it is the will to take action.”

“The greatest enemy of progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.”

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

“The most important attribute for success is self-discipline. It is the key to everything.”

“Adaptation is the key to success.”

“Excellence demands constant improvement.”

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

“Blame nobody, expect nothing, do something.”

“Great leaders are willing to sacrifice personal interests for the greater good of their organization and their people.”

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

“The essential quality of leadership is doing the right thing, even when it is unpopular.”

“The greatest danger to progress is complacency.”

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

“Success is not something you pursue, it is something you attract by the person you become.”

“The only way to predict the future is to create it.”

“The best way to predict the future is to study the past, but always adapt to the present.”

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

“Success is not about what you accomplish, but who you become in the process.”

“No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.”

“Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort.”

“It takes no courage to sign the order for execution.”

“Success is not just about achieving goals, but also about leaving a positive legacy.”