I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving...
we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., US Supreme Court Justice
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common
than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent...
~ Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
Whether you think you can
or think you can't -
you are right.
~ Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something
stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway;
we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
~ Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark,
in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration
for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.
The world you desired can be won.
It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
~ Ayn Rand, Russian-born American Author
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
~ Mark Twain, American Author
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important
than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances,
than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill...
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
~ Charles Swindoll
It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure.
~ Emilio James Trujillo, Haight Street Philosopher
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
~ Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter
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