To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Achievements, seldom credited to their source, are the result of unspeakable drudgery and worries.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
A brain is known by its fruits.
There’s no thrill of easy sailing, When the sky is clear and blue. There’s no joy in merely doing, Things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction, That is mighty sweet to take, When you reached a destination, That you thought you could not make.
You must first be a believer, if you would be an achiever.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline […]
To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.
Sad spectacle that man should live and be fed that he may fill a paragraph in the newspaper for his wonderful age, as we record the weight and girth of the Big Ox and Mammoth Girl. We don’t count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.