No matter how may mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
— Unknown
The key instruction is to stay in the present. Don’t get caught up in hopes of what you’ll achieve and how good your situation will be some day in the future. What you do right now is what matters.
— Pema Chodron
Meditation practice is not about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we already are.
— Pema Chodron
Having precise ideas often leads to a man doing nothing.
— Paul Valery
You have to work at your sense of conviction. Like someone lost in the forest, if you’re not really convinced that there’s a way out, you give up very easily. You run into a thicket here, a steep cliff here, and it just seems way too much. But if you’re convinced there’s got to be a way out, you’ve heard of other people who’ve made their way out, you think, It’s got to be in here someplace. You keep looking, looking, looking. And finally you see how the other people made their way out: Oh That was the path they took.
— Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Power of Conviction.
A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
— George Bernard Shaw (Submitted by: Jennifer, Oregon)
Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.
— J.C. Penney (Submitted by: Jake, CA)
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill (Submitted by: David Knight, TX)
A man can get discouraged many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
— John Burroughs, Writer (Submitted by: Dean Morgan, CT)
Well begun is half done.
— Aristotle (Submitted by: Peter Tayne)
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
— Vincent Van Gogh
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
— Japanese Proverb
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
— Babe Ruth (Submitted by: J.T., Colorado)
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
— Florence Nightingale (Submitted by: Susan Barker, Austin, TX)
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
— Albert Einstein (Submitted by: Mike Hanson, Canada)
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
— Bruce Lee (Submitted by GJ, London)
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
— Henry David Thoreau (Submitted by: Elena, Moscow)
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
— Winston Churchill (Submitted by: George Marshall, London)
You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.
— Charlie Chaplin (Submitted by: Jamie C., Florida)
To win in life means to give up the obsession of “who’s at fault.” Graciousness is far more powerful than belligerence. It is better to succeed than to win.
— David Hawkins (Submitted by: Gareth Jones, London)
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
— Lincoln (Submitted by: AJ, Venice, CA)
I keep on telling myself that you’ll come back around.
— (Submitted by: Mohammad S.B.S, Philippines)
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
— Buddha (Submitted by: Matthew, Santa Monica)
If you make a mistake, do not be afraid to correct it.
— Confucius
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
— Buddha (Submitted by: DLJ, USA)
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
— Confucius
Celebrate in defeat and you’ll get victory.
— Robert D. London
In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure.
— Confucius
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
— Plato (Submitted by: Gareth, California, USA)
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
— Confucius
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
— Confucius
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
— Confucius
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
— Confucius
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.
— Confucius
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
— Jim Rohn
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.
— Confucius
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
— Confucius
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
— Confucius
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
— Confucius
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
— Confucius
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
— Confucius
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
— Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
— Confucius
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
— Confucius
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
— Confucius
The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.
— Confucius
The cautious seldom err.
— Confucius
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
— Confucius
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
— Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
— Confucius