People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.
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.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Behold the turtle.
He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant
There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers and the sharpest thorns, as the heavens are sometimes overcast — alternately tempestuous and serene — so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasure and pain.