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For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

Author: David Bailey (1938)

Profession: British Photographer

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

Author: Thomas A. Bennett

Profession:

It's no use saying, ''We are doing our best.'' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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.

Author: Morarji Desai (1896-18)

Profession: Indian Statesman, Prime Minister

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.

Author: Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Profession: American Artist, Film Producer

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher