It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
—Theodore Roosevelt (American Head of State)
The fact is, the difference between peak performers and everybody else are much smaller than everybody else thinks.
—Charles A. Garfield
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.
—Nikki Giovanni (American Children’s Books Writer)
It is better to live with wild beasts wandering in the mountains, than with fools even in the comfortable and heavenly halls of the Lord of Gods.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
—William James (American Philosopher)
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination—everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
—John Adams (American Head of State)
You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.
—Oprah Winfrey (American TV Personality)