Every calling is great, when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We are all given a choice each day. We can react negatively to the demands made on us or we can choose to live abundantly, to transform the negative into the meaningful. Attitude is all. If I do not endow my life and work with meaning, no one will ever be able to do it for me.
Sarah Ben Breathnach

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough

The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced the one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.
Ruth Benedict

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Success begins to chase us when we begin chasing our passions.
Brian Jett

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.
Albert Einstein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

The world is moving so fast nowadays that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Elbert Hubbard

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryant

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.
Henry Ford

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
T.S. Eliot

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

Do the right thing, it will gratify some people and greatly astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.
Helen Keller

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but great people make you feel that you, too can become great.
Mark Twain

No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
Charles Dickens

There are two ways of spreading light: to be a candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
Norman Schwarzkopf

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The quality of person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.
Vince Lombardi

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
Thomas Jefferson

We don’t receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves after a long journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Marcel Proust

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor Frankl

If you have built castles in the air, your work need mot be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations beneath them.
Henry David Thoreau

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you really want.
Margaret Young

I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve seen the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.
Martin Luther King Jr. April 3rd, 1968

When people say to me, “How do you do so many things?” I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel, “How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the television and treat life as if it goes on for ever.
Philip Adams

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreams would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
W. H. Murray

In Endymion, I leaped headlong into the sea, and thereby became better acquainted with soundings, the quicksands and the rocks, than if I had stayed upon the shore, and piped a silly pipe, and took tea and comfortable advice.
John Keats

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert Schuller

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung

An uninspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An inspiring person achieves according to what he believes.
Sri Chinmoy

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
Sidney Greenberg

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.
Ayn Rand

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
Henry Ford

Once you are able to make your request in such a way that you will be quite certain of its fulfillment, then the fulfillment will come.
Hermann Hesse

These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
William James

What are stumbling blocks and defeat to the weak and vacillating are but stepping stones to victory to the determined soul.
Orison Swett Marden

You can either be annoyed that the rose bush has thorns or be glad the thorn bush has roses.

Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
Alan Watts

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
James Allen

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

This is the true joy of life – the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw

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

You see things and ask “Why?” But I dream things that never were, and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it … You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I an a great believer in luck – and the harder I work, more I have of it.
Stephen Leacock

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days, nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
John F. Kennedy

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.
Lin Yutang

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a long time.
Andre Gide

A ship is safest in harbour – but that’s not what ships are built for.

Having chosen our purpose, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
Abraham Lincoln

The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. It is unafraid of what other people think… It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbours. It thinks its own thoughts, it reads its own books, it develops its own hobbies, and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone.
Raymond Fosdick

The man of character finds an especial attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Charles de Gaulle

Doubt is a thief that often makes us fear to tread where we might have won.
William Shakespeare

If, at the end, one can say, “This man used to the limit the powers God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task,” then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of many men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.
John Dulles

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after growing up.
Pablo Picasso

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
George Santayana

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Elton Trueblood

I have four things to learn in life:
To think clearly without hurry or confusion;
To love everybody sincerely;
To act in everything with the highest motives;
To trust in God unhesitatingly.
Albert Schweitzer