Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
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
Inspiration and genius–one and the same.
To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
“Leave no stone unturned.”
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christian Nestell Bovee
If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
You cannot relive yesterday.
Tomorrow is still beyond our reach.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all of the time.
In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome.
Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand.
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.
Orison Swett Marden
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluable problems.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.
hockey player taking a shot on goal You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
Maybe the day will come when I can sit back and be content….But until that day comes, I intend to stay in the batter’s box — I don’t let the big guys push me out of there anymore — and keep hammering away.
You are the handicap you must face.
You are the one who must choose your place.
James Lane Allen
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
There are no gains without pains.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
(Altius ibunt qui as summa nituntur.)
Never say die.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What’s tough is being good every day.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win.
Nothing succeeds like success.