happiness, success has always been one of the fundamental goals of
mankind. Many have written of success, in many different ways; but the
rules have never changed and never will.
"Success depends on a
plus condition of mind and body, On
power of work, on courage," wrote Emerson, whose famous essay
"Self-reliance" has been a dominating influence in lives of
countless successful men and women. "If we want more roses, we must
plant more trees!" said George Eliot, eloquently summing up one of
the oldest and most priceless secrets of achievement.
- Men were born to success, not to fail.
- My program is to work, for man was designed for labor. "Thou
shalt live by the sweat of thy brow" was written centuries ago
and the immutable destiny of man will never change. What each man has
to do is to try to progress in his profession, to strive for
constant improvement so as to become effective and skillful in
whatever career he has chosen and to attain superiority by the
cultivation of his natural gifts and by his devotion to work. That is
the path I have laid out for myself. All the rest is more dreaming or
- The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use it finds
his greatest happiness in using it.
- There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and
without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who
prepares himself .
de La Bruyere
works are performed not by strength but by perseverance..
is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud
enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
- Tomorrow’s fate,
though thou be wise,
canst not tell nor yet surmise;
therefore, not today in vain,
For it will never come again.
the true value of time! Snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination. Never put off till
tomorrow what you can do today.
who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a
victory over himself is all-powerful.
are the things that show what men are.
you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it
seems that as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give
up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do
a little. Do what you can.
is not by regretting what is irreparable that true work is to be done,
but by making the best of what we are. It is not by complaining that
we have not the right tools, but by using well the tools we have.
against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere.
One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of
possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world-
making the most of one’s best.
the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that
is always another chance. This thing we call it failure is not the
falling down, but the staying down.
greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we
one is ever beaten unless he gives up the fight.
is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.
long as one does not despair, so long as one doesn’t look upon life
bitterly, things work out fairly well in the end.