A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.
Keep trudging or you'll never reach the top
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more
Great changes may not happen right away, but
with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties
disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth
infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure
harm outlives the power to inflict it.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in
Most things in life require effort even if, years later, they seem easy
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes
against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the
mice there ain't happy.
The heights by great men reached
and kept were not obtained by sudden flight.
But they, while their companions slept,
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting
through the crowd at the bottom.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given
up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
He who seeks rest finds boredom....He who seeks work finds rest.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every
time we fail.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true
Never, never, never give up.
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