Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow
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.
Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Attributed to Carl Bard
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
Charles C. Noble
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and
day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which
any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings, 1955
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore
and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
Steven D. Woodhull (U.S. geologist, 1976-)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Put your future in good hands - your own.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins,
Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, originally published anonymously;
commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
(Thanks, Garson O'Toole and walden.org!)
of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in
one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and
The man who has done his best has done everything.
Charles M. Schwab
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
Charles D. Gill
a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may
as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that
will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement.
Nature decrees that we do not exceed the speed of light. All other impossibilities are optional.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Put on your dream hat and dance all the way to success!
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. David Brinkley
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
Attributed to Hanoch McCarty
Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
Allen H. Neuharth
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. Kristian Kan, Rich By 25
are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is
out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only
if there is light from within.
Success comes in cans, not cant's.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Share your sparkle wherever you are.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Alva Edison
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. Robert Brault
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Max L. Forman
Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs.
So you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers....
Veronica Shoffstall, "After a While," as posted in Dear Abby
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.
reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is
because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like Hard
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. Jo Coudert, Advice From A Failure (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.