It is never too late to be what you might have been.
He who has hope has everything.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you're going to do now - and do it.
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation.
Just go out there and do what you've got to do.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
-David O. McKay-
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
-M Scott Peck-
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
-Booker T. Washington-
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
Picture in your mind a sense of personal destiny.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
-Louis L. Mann-
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Faith in one's self... is the best and safest course.
To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
-Sugar Ray Robinson-
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
-Joanne Kathleen Rowling-
I need to put things in perspective because I have a disease of perception.
Resentment is like you taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another, without helping himself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite well that just to be alive is a grand thing.
When you dance with a gorilla it is the gorilla who decides when to stop.
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