- "Life is not for learning, nor is life for working, but learning and working are for life." by Herbert Spencer
- Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888, American Author)
- Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Muhammad Ali (1942-, American Boxer)
- The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
John Enoch Powell (1912-, British Statesman)
- The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
Bobby Knight (1940-, American Basketball Coach)
- Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
Herbert Agar (American Author 1897-1980)
- The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)
- The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)
- I am a big believer in the "mirror test." All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best.
- There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
- As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
(1835-1919, American industrialist, philanthropist)
- Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
Kathleen Casey Theisen
- It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
(1858-1919, 26th American President)
- I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be new views.
(1809-1865, 16th American President)
- If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.
- All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
(1929-, American psychologist)
- The first and the best victory is to conquer self.
(BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)
- Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others.
They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way.
(1907-1988, American science fiction writer)
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
Thomas A. Edison
(1847-1931, American inventor, founder of GE)
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the impossible.
Miguel De Cervantes
(1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.