When I look at the kids training today... I can tell which ones are going to do well. It's not necessarily the ones who have the most natural talent or who fall the least. Sometimes it's the kids who fall the most, and keep pulling themselves up and trying again.
Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
Mary Flannery O'Connor
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
First Female Member Of Parliament (Mp) In The English House Of Commons
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
Author, Educator, Clergyman
Roman Emperor, Stoic Philosopher
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
George Horace Lorimer
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows- he breathes but does not live.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Sir Winston Churchill
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner
Author And Activist
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.
Author, Lecturer, Activist
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
W. Clement Stone
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
Author, Motivational Speaker
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Persian Poet, Mystic
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
26th U.S. President
Neither fire, nor moisture, nor wind can destroy the blessing of a good deed, and it will reform the world.
You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure.
Orison Swett Marden
U.S. Telephone Industrialist
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Nobel Prize Winner In Physiology Or Medicine In 1937
Founder Of Ford Motor Company
If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
1st U.S. President
This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
Former Professional Baseball Player And Manager
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery