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"I dwell on possibilities"
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which
more than anything else, will determine the outcome."
"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains."
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
"What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend
"The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can
alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared
to what lies within us."
"Of cheerfulness, or a good temper-the more it is spent, the more it
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so
long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for
"You have to have faith that there is a reason you go through certain
things. I can't say I'm glad to go through pain, but in a way one must, in
order to gain courage and really feel joy."
"Once you become dedicated to a cause, personal security is not the
goal. What will happen to you personally does not matter. My cause, my
race, is worth dying for."
"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. An one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage."
"Ideas come from curiosity."
DREAMS / FUTURE
"We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we
are applying to the present the habits of the past."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of the dream"
"Nothing is quite as funny as the unintended humor of reality."
"I talk to myself because I like dealing with a better class of people"
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing"
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly"
LESSONS / INSIGHTS
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood"
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really
have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."
"Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don't
"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me."
"The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding
joy if there were no limitations to overcome."
"I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself; my
work and my God."
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."
"About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one
can, even without any particular gifts, overcome obstacles that may seem
insurmountable...I have had only three assets: I was keenly interested, I
accepted every challenge and every opportunity to learn more, and I had
great energy and self-discipline."
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached
in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to
"The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself."
"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and
for everything you gain, you lose something else."
"Some people see things as they are and ask why. Other people dream of
things that never were and ask why not"
"In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief
there can be no successful outcome."
"Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the
overcoming of it."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear."
"The four Cs as secret of my success--curiosity, confidence,courage and
"Well done is better than well said."
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more
important than any other one thing."
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Last update: September 15, 2001