To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you
have, do what you can.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear
John Quincy Adams
It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to
If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're
doing, then you start looking to bail
out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with
everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.
To get to the top actually, you must first get to the
Nothing contributes so much
to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which
the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
You have to set the goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable
without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and
We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and
thereby rob us of our crown.
Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any.
The mind determines what is
possible. The soul surpasses it.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives
their attitudes of mind.
Think and feel yourself there. To achieve any aim in life, you need to
project the end-result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the
desired goal into view.
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail
that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're
going to live now.
A professional is a man who can do
his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
When there is an original sound in the world, it wakens a hundred echoes.
John A. Shedd
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets
painful is the man who will win.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of
nothing on earth you cannot have - once you have mentally accepted the fact that
you can have it.
useless to send armies against ideas.
will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.