"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." Henry Ford
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"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"When I discover who I am, I'll be free." Ralph Ellison
"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" Sydney J. Harris
"Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience." Randolph Bourne
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have."
"True change happens within not without" Eckhart Tolle
"If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers." Bo Bennett
"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." J.K. Rowling
"Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso
"Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else." Anna Lappe
“Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.”
Dolores Ibarruri (Pasionaria)
“It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.” Dolores Ibarruri (Pasionaria)
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anais Nin
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." Agnes Repplier
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
James Lane Allen
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." Norman Vincent Peale
"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Aldous Huxley
"Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." Willis R. Whitney
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
"Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within." Thomas Paine
"The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help."
"Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hopes. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me." Charles R. Swindoll
"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life." Adele Brookman
"Even when I lost, I learned what my weaknesses were and I went out the next day to turn those weaknesses into strengths." Larry Bird
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." Allan K. Chalmers