The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
- Joshua J. Marine
Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
- Henry Miller
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
- Benjamin Franklin
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
- John Quincy Adams
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
- W. Clement Stone
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
- Henry Steele Commager
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
- Malcolm Gladwell
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
- Christy Borgeld
Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.
- Joe Paterno
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
- Mary Kay Ash
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
- Peter F. Drucker
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
- Roy Disney
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
- Thomas A. Edison