The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Fulfilment is reaching your own expectations, not the expectations of others.
I can't change the direction of the wind. But I can adjust my sails.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Never discourage anyone ... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
A man can only do what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
The journey is the reward.
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