He who does not hope to win has already lost. – Jose Joaquin De Olmedo

All you really need is heart. – Jerry Ross

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. – Maya Angelou

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. – Max Beerbohm

It is not light that is needed, but fire. – Frederick Douglass

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is. – Oscar Wilde

No sooner said than done, so acts your man of worth. – Ennius

Man is what he does. – Andre Malraux

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. – William James

I have begun several times many things, and I have succeeded at last. – Benjamin Disraeli

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. – Thomas Carlyle

The world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all. – Mark Van Doren

All I know about the future is that it is what you make of it. – Walter Mosley

I have confidence in confidence alone. – Oscar Hammerstein II