Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~Frank Loyd Wright
Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear.
The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful.
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 that has been opened for us.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
~Robert F. Kennedy
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
~Sir William Temple
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
~John Stuart Mills
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.