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Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.
~ Tim O’Reilly
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
– Thomas Edison
Our greatest battles are with our own minds.
– Jameson Frank
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
– Thomas Jefferson
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
– Zig Ziglar
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
– Emily Dickinson
Excellence resides in quality, not in quantity. The best is always few and rare; much lowers value.
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
– Emil Brunner
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
– Japanese Proverb
The greatest limitations you will ever face will be those you place on yourself.
– Denis Waitley
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.
~ David Starr Jordan
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
– Josh Billings
What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.
– Pablo Picasso
Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.
– Tom Peters
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– Thomas Fuller
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.
– Bette Davis
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
– John F. Kennedy
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
– Chinese Proverb
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
– Eric Hoffer
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but reveal to him his own.
– Benjamin Disraeli
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
– Henry Ford
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
– Phillips Brooks
Behind every successful person there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.
– Bob Brown
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
– Joyce Brothers
Our best success comes after our greatest disappointments.
– Henry Ward Beecher
People don’t really care how much you know until they know how much you care.
– Mike McNight
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges
– Muhammad Ali
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
– Winston Churchill
If you give what you do not need, it isn’t giving.
~ Mother Teresa
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
– Hadia Bejar
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
~ Christopher Reeves
Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
~ Colleen C. Barrett
All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.
Example has more followers than reason.
~ Christian Nestell Bovee
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
~ Chinese Proverb
Well done is better than well said.
~ Benjamin Franklin
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
~ Margaret Drabble
To finish first, you must first finish.
~ Rick Mears
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
~ Mark Twain
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
~ Josh Billings
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
~ Hannah More
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
~ William James
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
~ Benjamin Franklin