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To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and
obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the
Jenny Craig

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel

There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to
meet them.
Phyllis Bottome

If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail
out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with
everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.
Lou Holtz

To get to the top actually, you must first get to the top mentally.
Chris Widener

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
Roger Staubach

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

You have to set the goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable
without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and
Steve Garvey

Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any.
Danielle Fotopoulis

The mind determines what is possible. The soul surpasses it.
Pilar Coolinta

Think and feel yourself there. To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the
desired goal into view.
George Speare

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and
hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
Chris Colfer

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're
going to live now.
Joan Baez

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Washington Irving

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.
Alistair Cooke

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Wayne Gretzky

That's all man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to
be an inspiration for history.
William McKinley

When there is an original sound in the world, it wakens a hundred echoes.
John A. Shedd

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

There is nothing on earth you cannot have - once you have mentally accepted the fact that
you can have it.
Robert Collier

It is useless to send armies against ideas.
Georg Brandes

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
Oliver James

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship.
We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got
to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Annie Dillard

You are the product of your own brainstorm.
Rosemary Konner Steinbaum

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove
them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
Jesse Herman Holmes

Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others.
Christian D. Larson

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