Sunday, April 25, 2010


Heaven ne'er helps the man who will not help himself.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Industry is the parent of success.
Spanish Proverb

Thought is the seed of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Persian Proverb

You must know for which harbor you are headed if you are to catch the right wind to take you there.

Lots of things that couldn't be done have been done.
Charles Auston Bates

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon

They can conquer who believe they can.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
A. P. Stanley

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare

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

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

Fortune favors the brave.
Publius Terence

He who hesitates is lost.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

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.

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

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

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 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. - Seneca

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body. - Seneca

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are. - Richard Hooker

Too low they build, who build beneath the stars. - Edward Young


Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Joe Namath

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoleon Bonaparte

You are the handicap you must face.
You are the one who must choose your place.
James Lane Allen

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will

There are no gains without pains.
Adlai Stevenson

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

They can because they think they can.

They wil rise highest who strive for the highest place.
(Altius ibunt qui as summa nituntur.)
Latin Proverb

Never say die.

Most ball games are lost, not won.
Casey Stengel

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports.
What's tough is being good every day.
Willie Mays

You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka

If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Vince Lombardi

Nothing succeeds like success.