“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
- Fred DeVito
"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
- Mary Tyler Moore
"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
- Jack Canfield
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
- C.S. Lewis
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
- Mother Teresa
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." - Abraham Lincoln
"No pressure, no diamonds."
- Thomas Carlyle
"Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming."
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."
- Sir Winston Churchill
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others"
“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak."
“Learning never exhausts the mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is not supposed to be easy. Stop working so hard to make it that way. Go ahead and handle it."
- Camila Alves
“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked."
- Mark Twain
“If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much, and winning is not very exciting."
- Dick Vermeil
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
- William James
“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Sometimes we are tested not to show our weakness but to discover our strength."
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