The people who have achieved more than you, in any area, are only a half step ahead of you in time. Bless them and praise their gifts, and bless and praise your own. The world would be less rich without their contributions, and it would be less rich without yours. There’s more than room for everyone; in fact, there’s a need for everyone.
— Marianne Williamson
The mass of men lead quiet lives of desperation.
— Henry David Thoreau
If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.
— Ray Bradbury
No institution which does not continually test its ideals, techniques and measure of accomplishment can claim real vitality.
— John Milton
Apologizing – a very desperate habit – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
— Edmund Burke
Happiness is something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.
— Aldous Huxley
You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations?
— Jane Austen