The big thing to be learned in life is never to be scared of anyone or anything.
Fear is the enemy of clear thinking.
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), American singer and actor
Either you choose to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), American actor, film producer, director,
and author, who became a quadriplegic in 1995.
A small rock holds back a great wave.
Homer (c. 800 BC-700 BC), Greek epic poet, The Odyssey
When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), author, poet and philosopher
Whoever rescues even one life
has as much worth
as though he had rescued the whole world.
The Talmud, Mishna. Sanhedrin
Where there is life, there is a danger.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Society and Solitude
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances.
Julia Sorel, an American author
who co-wrote Rocky with Sylvester Stallone
People who have been hurt are dangerous.
They know they can survive.
Twenty years from now you will be more upset about the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist
When there is no danger in the fight,
there is no happiness in the winning.
Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), Le Cid (1637), act 2, scene 2
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and the real world.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis (1932- ), an African-American journalist and author
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), American football coach
When you get to the end of your rope,tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Kansas City Star, June 5, 1977
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up someone.
Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet and educator
Most of the important things in the world have been done by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), American self-improvement lecturer
No matter how long the night,
the morning will come.
Come what will, time and the hour run through the roughest day.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Macbeth act 1, scene 3
If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former British Prime Minister
If you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough,
sooner or later it will bring the reward.
Zig Ziglar (1926- ), American salesman and motivational speaker
This one step,
choosing a target and sticking to it,
Scott Reed (1938- ), African-American author
One of the best experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.
Harold Kushner (1935- ), American Rabbi and author
The wisest person
is not the one who fails the least, but the one
who turns those failings to the best account.
Richard R. Grant
Look at the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant (1893-1978), American educator and chemist