"It is too bad that youth was wasted on the young"
George Bernard Shaw
"The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us."
"Success comes before work only in the dictionary."
"Choice is an illusion between those with power and those without."
"If I am occasionally underdressed, I make up for it by always being immensely overeducated."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau
"There is no way to greatness. Greatness is the way."
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds' worth of distance run
Yours is the earth and everything that's in it,
And what is more, you'll be a man, my son."
"What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
"We always overestimate what will happen in the next two years and underestimate what will happen in the next ten."
"Your life is the sum total of all the choices you've made to date."
Hector La Marque
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short...who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
"Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings."
"No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage."
James Cardinal Gibbons
"We cannot see past the choices we do not understand. If you already made the choice, you have to understand why."
"Good is the enemy of great."
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, nor a lack of courage, but rather a lack of will."
"Success is a few simple disciplines practiced everyday. Failure is a few errors in judgment repeated every day."
"Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution. The boy who is going to make a great man, or is going to count in any way after life, must make up his mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats."
"Delight, Delight, Delight...in our youth."
"And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
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