Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.
Always deliver more than expected.
Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.
Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.