65 Basic Quotes On Success In Life

These Basic quotes will inspire you. Basic, of, relating to, or forming the base or essence or forming an essential foundation or starting point; fundamental.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Basic quotes, Basic sayings, and Basic proverbs.

Best Basic Quotes

  1. “In times of life crisis, whether wildfires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise every day.” ~ Edward Albert
  2. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” ~ Jim Rohn
  3. “Champions are brilliant at the basics.” ~ John Wooden
  4. “Most of us forget the basics and wonder why the specifics don’t work.” ~ Garrison Wynn
  5. “Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” ~ Niki Taylor

  6. “Everything in life goes back to the basics.” ~ Kron Gracie
  7. “There is no shortage of opportunity. There is only a shortage of those who will apply themselves to the basics that success requires.” ~ Jim Rohn
  8. “To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  9. “If you spend too much time learning the ‘tricks’ of the trade, you may not learn the trade. There are no shortcuts. If you’re working on finding a short cut, the easy way, you’re not working hard enough on the fundamentals. You may get away with it for a spell, but there is no substitute for the basics. And the first basic is good, old fashioned hard work.” ~ John Wooden
  10. “The only way you can stay on top is to remember to touch bottom and get back to basics.” ~ Shane Black

  11. “It is time to return to those core values, time to get back to basics: to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family, and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.” ~ John Major
  12. “Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won’t mean much if we don’t do a great job with the basics of our business.” ~ Gerard Arpey
  13. “Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won’t get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.” ~ Pat Riley
  14. “Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.” ~ Theodor Reik

  15. “I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that’s about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back… so by the end of next year, I hope most of that’s in place.” ~ Jim Cantalupo
  16. “If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.” ~ Ralph Merkle , Basic quotes about life
  17. “My father was both the person who gave me reason to learn how to fight and the one who taught me the basics of fighting. He would tell me that if it was a big fight, it would probably be uneven, it wouldn’t be fair” ~ June Jordan
  18. “Now it’s time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods… and real ethics reform at City Hall.” ~ Laura Miller

  19. “Oh yeah, we all write. That’s what’s great about when you have basics in piano.” ~ Caroline Corr
  20. “You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?” ~ Debbie Allen
  21. “Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.” ~ Joan Blades
  22. “It’s not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious.” ~ Chloe Sevigny
  23. “I’m getting the basics with the AFL, but the NFL is a different animal” ~ John Elway

  24. “Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.” ~ Liu Xiaobo
  25. “I was obsessed with religious questions, the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?” ~ Anne Rice
  26. “I strongly suggest that we play down basics like who influenced whom, and instead study the way the influence is transformed, in other words: how the artist made it his own.” ~ Lukas Foss
  27. “In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We’re still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall.” ~ Laura Miller
  28. “Move quickly. Sound, calm mind. Be light in body. Have a clever mind. Master the basics.” ~ Gogen Yamaguchi

  29. “My style is about making things last forever. When you’re on a budget, it can be daunting to spend $300 on a pair of boots or a coat. But such basics are the building blocks from which your look is crafted.” ~ Nina Garcia
  30. “As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.” ~ Willie Nelson
  31. “Far more gardens fail because the gardener is absent or not paying attention than because he or she lacks erudition. Yes, you need to know your ABCs [the basics], but the more you garden, the more you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t.” ~ Barbara Damrosch
  32. “I started from zero and went back to the basics in gymnastics.” ~ Shawn Johnson

  33. “Indeed we have great reason to rejoice. If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most. Strength comes not from frantic activity but from being settled on a firm foundation of truth and light. It comes from placing our attention and efforts on the basics of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It comes from paying attention to the divine things that matter most.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  34. “We learn most readily, most naturally, most effectively, when we start with the big picture – precisely when the basics don’t come first.” ~ Alfie Kohn
  35. “Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” It comes down to passion.” ~ Lyn St. James
  36. “It sounded stupid, but of course everything does when you’re just getting the bare bones facts, only the basics.” ~ Sarah Dessen

  37. “To see things in black and white is to see the basics, and I would recommend to any designer of gardens that he go out and look at his work by the light of the moon.” ~ Eleanor Perenyi
  38. “One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success. The secret is there is no secret. It’s the basics. Blocking and tackling.” ~ Chris Gardner
  39. “I’ ve always been a fan of the basics. After you have a good solid foundation of Jiu-Jitsu, the rest comes by instinct. You create, invent. The rest is easy. The difficult part is the beginning.” ~ Carlos Gracie, Jr.
  40. “When we forgive someone, we do not forget the hurtful act, as if forgetting came along with the forgiveness package, the way strings come with a violin. Begin with the basics. If you forget, you will not forgive at all. You can never forgive people for things you have forgotten about. You need to forgive precisely because you have not forgotten what someone did; your memory keeps the pain alive long after the hurt has stopped. Remembering is the storage of pain. It is why you need to be healed in the first place.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes
  41. “I believe that the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other” ~ Fred Hollows

  42. “No single person, including the President of the United States, should ever be given the power to make a medical decision for potentially millions of Americans. Freedom over one’s physical person is the most basic freedom of all, and people in a free society should be sovereign over their own bodies. When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.” ~ Ron Paul
  43. “Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism, are all too frequently those who . . . ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism-the right to criticize, the right to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest, the right of independent thought.” ~ Margaret Chase Smith
  44. “The empathic understanding of the experience of other human beings is as basic an endowment of man as his vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell” ~ Heinz Kohut
  45. “Modern liberalism, for most liberals is not a consciously understood set of rational beliefs, but a bundle of unexamined prejudices and conjoined sentiments. The basic ideas and beliefs seem more satisfactory when they are not made fully explicit, when they merely lurk rather obscurely in the background, coloring the rhetoric and adding a certain emotive glow.” ~ James Burnham
  46. “Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.” ~ Percival Lowell

  47. “In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may be too easily dismissed as a ‘soft’ issue, or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas – kindness toward the environment, toward other nations, toward the needs of people who are suffering. Until we reflect basic kindness in everything we do, our political gestures will be fleeting and fragile.” ~ Bo Lozoff
  48. “Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. If you have these in abundance, you will not be disturbed even by the most uncomfortable circumstances. If you nurse hatred, however, you will not be happy even in the lap of luxury. Thus, if we really want happiness, we must widen the sphere of love. This is both religious thinking and basic common sense.” ~ Dalai Lama , Basic quotes about love
  49. “”Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is ‘prisoners'”” ~ Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
  50. “Beyond the pain, life continues to be sweet. The basics are still there. Beauty, food and friendship, reservoirs of love and understanding. Later, possibly not yet, you are going to need others who will encourage you to make new beginnings. Welcome them. They will help you move on, to cherish happy memories and confront the painful ones with more than bitterness and anger.” ~ Rosamunde Pilcher
  51. “There are endless exercises for arms, but the basics are best-chinups and pushups.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

  52. “I think any song should sound good just played on a solitary instrument with the vocal. If you have those basics you have all you need. The production then just polishes that idea into the finished thing.” ~ Gary Numan
  53. “I used to think truth was eternal, that once I knew, once I saw, it would be with me forever, a constant by which everything else could be measured. I know now that this isn’t so, that most truths are inherently unretainable, that we have to work hard all our lives to remember the most basic things.” ~ Lucy Grealy
  54. “And I just hope that I’m forgiven for carin bout how they livin and loanin a little money and keepin em outta prison I aint lyin in my verses, I’m just tellin you the basics of growin up wit ya friends and becomin the one that made it” ~ Drake
  55. “Once you have your basics down, you can start breaking the rules.” ~ Tom Colicchio

  56. “I think technology is such that we can reach new heights but we need some of the basics of the pre-technological age. It’s counter-productive to be able to type a hundred words a minute but not know what the words mean.” ~ Larry Gelbart
  57. “Alternative therapists don’t kill many people, but they do make a great teaching tool for the basics of evidence-based medicine, because their efforts to distort science are so extreme.” ~ Tracey Gold
  58. “I began teaching my son how to shoot when he was two, starting with the basics of a BB rifle. My theory is that kids get into trouble because of curiosity—if you don’t satisfy it, you’re asking for big problems. If you inform them and carefully instruct them on safety when they’re young, you avoid a lot of the trouble. My son has learned to respect weapons. I’ve always told him, if you want to use a gun, come get me. There’s nothing I like better than shooting.” ~ Chris Kyle
  59. “After you have the basics down it’s all mental.” ~ Ken Venturi

  60. “What makes it possible for politicians to do so many things that are economically counterproductive is that neither the public nor the media know enough of the basics to understand what’s wrong with what they’re saying.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  61. “The basics teachings of Buddha are about understanding what we are, who we are, why we are. When we begin to realize what we are, who we are, why we are, then we begin to realize what we are not, who we are not, why we are not. We begin to realize that we don’t have basic, substantial, solid, fundamental ground that we can exert anymore. We begin to realize that our ideas of security and our concept of freedom have been purely phantom experiences.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
  62. “It is not good to settle into a set of opinions. It is a mistake to put forth effort and obtain some understanding and then stop at that. At first putting forth great effort to be sure that you have grasped the basics, then practicing so that they may come to fruition is something that will never stop for your whole lifetime. Do not rely on following the degree of understanding that you have discovered, but simply think, “This is not enough.”” ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  63. “I believe that the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other” ~ Fred Hollows

  64. “The thing about being at home versus being out in the world working is, it’s a whole different vibe. When I’m home with my kids and partner, I will cook – even though she’s a very good cook. She’s learned over the years. We started with basics, you know, how to saute onions, how to saute mushrooms.” ~ Cat Cora
  65. “BASICS OF DIET AND HEALTH The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.” ~ Marion Nestle

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