Be larger than your task.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.