The past cannot be changed.
The future is still in your power.
If you have the courage to begin,
you have the courage to succeed.
There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, learning from failure.
A year from now
you may wish you had started today.
It has long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
Destiny is not
just a matter of chance,
it's a matter of choice;
it's not a thing to be waited for,
it's a thing to be achieved.
(William Jennings Bryan)
We learn wisdom from failure
much more than from success.
We often discover what will do,
by finding out what will not do;
he who never made a mistake
never made a discovery.
People are always blaming
their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world
are the people who get up and look
for the circumstances they want
and if they can't find them, make them.
(George Bernard Shaw)
It is not because things are difficult
that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare,
that they are difficult.