"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
~ Aldous Huxley
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away.""
~ Abraham Lincoln
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
~ Alexander Graham Bell
"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed."
~ William James
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "
~ Mary Pickford
"It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it."
~ Wally Amos
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
~ Richard Bach
"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~ Japanese Proverb
"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
"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. "
~ Ivy Baker Priest
"If you're going through hell, keep going. "
~ Winston Churchill
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though 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
"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."
~ Hugh Miller
"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. "
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~ Dr. Seuss
"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."
~ Col. Harland Sanders
"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!"
~ Norman Vincent Peale
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
~ Henry David Thoreau
"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."
~ David Guy Powers
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. "
~ Cadet Maxim
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."
~ Billy Wilder
"Leap and the net will appear. "
~ Zen saying
"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony
"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."
"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. "
~ Henry Van Dyke
"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
~ Benjamin Spock
"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, `Grow, grow.'"
~ The Talmud
" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. "
~ Mark Twain