"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Washington"
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others. Winston Churchill"
"It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. Henri Frederic Amiel"
"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Elizabeth Bibesco"
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell"
"The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty. L.P. Jacks"
"The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new. Mary Meek Atkeson"
"The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli"
"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison"
"Man's actions are the picture book of his creeds. Ralph Waldo Emerson"
"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. Andre Maurois"
"So long as enthusiasm lasts, so long is youth still with us. David Starr Jordan"
"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning. Morley"
"The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. Harry Kemp"
"The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer. An Air Force Motto"
"Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau"
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Agnes Repplier"
"The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. Paul Scherer"
"Education consists in being afraid at the right time. Angelo Patri"
"No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions. Charles P. Steinmetz"
"You can not solve the problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the problem. Albert Einstein"
"Isn't there a more complicated way we can make this thing easier? Microsoft Motto"
"Incessant repetition of myths does not make them true. Thomas Sowell"
Their market is not confined to the countries in the neighbourhood of the mine, but extends to the whole world. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)
He who hesitates is lost, but he who proceeds without wisdom is a fool.