One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.
Once I started seeing through the eyes of my heart, instead of a socially conditioned lens, things started to transform dramatically.
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
A dead end is just an opportunity to take a different direction.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
All of us have at least one great voice deep inside. People are products of their environment. A lucky few are born into situations in which positive messages abound. Others grow up hearing messages of fear and failure, which they must block out so the positive can be heard. But the positive and courageous voice will always emerge, somewhere, sometime, for all of us. Listen for it, and your breakthroughs will come.
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.
Marie de Vichy-Chamrond
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.
The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
Sometimes the path you're on is not as important as the direction you're heading.
Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
Optimism is a cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though it's in hot water up to its nose.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.
On the road to life there are many paths... some twist, some turn, some dip, some curve. As long as you keep your focus, your destination is obtainable.
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.
Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses his misery.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and conveniences, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
To dream, big beautiful dreams, is to realize the dawn of our limitless horizons beaming within the depths of our eternal souls to the heights of our infinite spirit.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow stong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
Brooke Foss Westcott
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good.
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
All glory comes from daring to begin.
Eugene F. Ware
Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle.
Out of the strain of the doing,
Into the peace of the done.
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
When there is a start to be made, don't step over! Start where you are."
Pierce Vincent Eckhart