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.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
It is going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck out life's blood.
I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too.
(Elizabeth I of England)
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch ‹ what make you go beyond the norm.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
I have learned that 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 while trying to succeed.
(Booker T. Washington)
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
(Sir Winston Churchill)
Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.
Once I had the strength but no wisdom; now I have the wisdom but no strength.
It is sometimes the most fragile things that have the power to endure and become sources of strength.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
(Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
(Booker T. Washington)
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
(Wendell L. Willkie)
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.