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 Humorist)
We turn, not older with years, but newer every day.
—Emily Dickinson (American Poet)
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
—George S. Patton (American Military Leader)
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
—Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)
Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge.
The adventure of life is to learn.|The purpose of life is to grow.|The nature of life is to change.|The challenge of life is to overcome.|The essence of life is to care.|The opportunity of life is to serve.|The secret of life is to dare.|The spice of life is to befriend.|The beauty of life is to give.|The joy of life is to love.
—William Arthur Ward (American Author)
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
—Vince Lombardi, Jr.
Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
—George Washington Carver (American Scientist)