Real solutions are discovered only where they actually exist within the individual’s own essence.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Poet)
The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.
—Mack R. Douglas
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
—Beverly Sills (American Singer)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
—Bessie Anderson Stanley (American Poet)
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Public sentiment will come to be, that the man who dies rich dies disgraced.
—Andrew Carnegie (Scottish-American Industrialist, Philanthropist)