"Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself."
"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, West Point, New York
"Open your mind and your heart to the voices of your Angels...and to the good things in life that are waiting for you."
"The sense of achievement and joy after overcoming the impossibles are the most treasured and fulfilling ones. So, never bow down to obstacles, conquer them and enjoy the fruit of your courage."
"Know the true value of time: snatch, seize, and enjoy every minute of it."
"Never stop doing your best just because one person doesn't give you credit."
"Being willing to suffer often brings great rewards."
~Mary (Jessica Biel), 7th Heaven
"Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Anything unattempted remains impossible."
"Never waste the chance to say 'I love you' because this chance might never come again."
"I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."
"If we wait to foil a bank robbery or rescue someone tied on the railroad tracks we will never be a hero. We probably won't even come across a cat stuck in a tree. As long as we sit at the bus stop waiting for our great moment we will miss our real chance at the heroic: the infinite number of tiny daily acts inspired by the great. Our actions may seem insignificant, but their results will grow and multiply."
"You don't have to be a famous person just to make your mark."
~No Doubt, "Different People"
"I want you to know, everyone's got to face down the demons, maybe today. We can put the past away."
~Third Eye Blind, "Jumper"
"Lord knows dreams are hard to follow, but don't let anyone tear them away."
~Mariah Carey, "Hero"
"You don't know what you have 'til your everything is gone. You need someone to show you how to live again."
~Blessid Union of Souls, "I Wanna Be There"
"Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but ain't no man got to be common."
"I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt were important. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else."
"All motivation is self-motivation. Your family, your boss, or your co-workers can try to get your engine going, but until you decide what to accomplish, nothing will happen."