Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
—Edwin Percy Whipple (American Essayist)
Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be exceptional.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Novelist, Aviator)
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
—Immanuel Kant (Prussian German Philosopher)
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
—John Marshall (American Judge)
Day and night, dawn and dusk, winter and spring, come and depart again and again. Time sports and life ebbs away. And yet, one leaves not the gusts of desires.
—Adi Shankaracharya (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
—Henry Miller (American Novelist)
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
—Eleanor Roosevelt (American First Lady)
From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.
—Arthur Ashe (American Sportsperson)