Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.
—Henry David Thoreau
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
—William Arthur Ward
If I had listened to the critics I’d have died drunk in the gutter.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall.