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 (American Activist)
You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right.
—Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian-born American Actor)
Happiness is something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.
—Aldous Huxley (English Humanist)
Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
—Edmund Burke (Irish Political leader)
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?
—Jane Austen (English Novelist)
Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.
The mass of men lead quiet lives of desperation.
—Henry David Thoreau (American Philosopher)