Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
There are no elevators in the house of success.
H. H. Vreeland
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.
Have your heart in your life’s work, and be stout-hearted. Do something, act always, and do it now. Don’t be afraid. Many a man has been defeated by his doubts—lack of confidence. Take your risks—you cannot eliminate them, you cannot escape them. You can diminish them by dominating them.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.
Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens:
but often we look so long at the closed door that
we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging
on after others have let go.
Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander the Great