"One ought to be just, before one is generous."
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
"Success is ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enhusiasm".
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T. S. Eliot
"Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at."
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
"Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have."
"You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
"Because if you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there."
"When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important."
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!"
Gen. George S. Patton