"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."
"It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it."
"Victory belongs to the most persevering.
"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"
"A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life."
"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."
"Income seldom exceeds personal development."
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself."
"What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside you."
"Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can somehow become great."
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up, he needs education to turn him around."
"Life goes by rapidly. Don't delay. Don't put it off. Don't wait until you have some spare time. Don't wait until the time's 'right'."
"There is nothing wrong with making mistakes and not having all the answers, so long as we are willing to admit this and strive for personal betterment. Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out that they don't."
"Believing in yourself, is an endless destination. Believing you have failed, is the end of your journey."
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."
James Bryant Conant
"Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down."
"The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what people say you cannot do".
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's never too late to be what you might have been".
"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."
"We can not become what we need to by remaining what we are."
"Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny."
"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
"I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done."
"The book, the idea of a book or the image of a book, is a symbol of learning, of transmitting knowledge.. I make my own books to find my way through the old stories."
"God help those who do not help themselves."
"Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours."
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
Peter F. Drucker
"True love stories never have endings."
"Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
"Success is something you attract by the person you become."
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
"One of the most difficult things is not to change society, but to change yourself."
"None will improve your lot if you yourself do not."
"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes".
St. Clement of Alexandria
"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it."
"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."
Barbara De Angelis