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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.
– Gracian


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.
– Voltaire


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.
~ unknown


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