Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight… When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells “Can’t”, but you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper “can”. And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Civil Rights Leader)
Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.
—Marsha Norman (American Playwright)
You wouldn’t worry so much about what people really thought of you if you knew just how seldom they actually do.
—Phil McGraw (American TV Personality)
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
—Ben Jonson (English Dramatist)
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch—what makes you go beyond the norm.
—Cicely Tyson (American Actor)
It is only doubt that creates. It is the minority that counts.
—H. L. Mencken (American Journalist)
Don’t let what you can’t do stand in the way of what you can.
—John Wooden (American Sportsperson)