Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. George S. Patton
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant.
There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Storms make oaks take roots. Proverb
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. St. Clement of Alexandra
Dream big and dare to fail. Norman Vaughan
With will one can do anything. Samuel Smiles
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. Thornton Wilder
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
Well begun is half done. Greek Proverb
And all may do what has by man been done. Edward Young
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. Samuel Smiles
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. Voltaire
Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher
No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been. Adelaide Proctor
He turns not back who is bound to a star. Leonardo Da Vinci
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Author Unknown
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William B. Sprague
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. Kenneth Hildebrand
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. Mary Shelley
Fortune favors the brave. Publius Terence
When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are. Richard Hooker
He who hesitates is lost. Proverb
If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming.
You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. John B. Gough
An oak is not felled at one blow. Spanish Proverb
In doubtful matters boldness is everything. Publilius Syrus
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. Norman Vincent Peale
Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do. Orison Swett Marden
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
For hope is but the dream of those that wake. Matthew Prior
Constant dripping hollows out a stone. Lucretius
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson
It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.
To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
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Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in you don’t get anything out.
W. C. Handy
Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.
We must be willing to relinquish the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure. Kal Menninger
woman playing violin Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. – Samuel Butler
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life. Alvin Toffler
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. Hypocrites
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. Italian Proverb
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. La Bruyere
There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life. Jawaharlal Nehru
Life is a play. It’s not its length, but its performance that counts. Seneca
We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.
Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate. Earl of Beaconsfield
Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden. Jean Anouilh
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. Elbert Hubbard
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound. Herman Melville
In three words I can sum up everything I know about life. It goes on. Robert Frost
That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis
I made my life my monument.
The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins?
Edgar Alan Poe
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.