Henry David Thoreau

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… If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Cardinal James Gibbons

I have lived eighty-six years. I have watched men climb up to success, hundreds of them, and of all the elements that are important for success, the most important is faith. No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Have you actually measured up? If you don’t have that courage to look at yourself and say, Well, I failed miserably there, I hurt someone’s feelings needlessly, I lost my temper-¬†which you must never do except deliberately-you don’t measure up to your own standards.

Winston Churchill

One ought never turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!