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Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for having a full life.
Sophia Loren

Fear is the mind-killer.
Frank Herbert, Dune

Effort only fully releases its award after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert Francis Kennedy

An artist cannot fail, it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough, we must do.

You are never given a wish without the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.

You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?
George Bernard Shaw

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.

Writing is easy. All you have to do is stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Gene Fowler

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
John Powell

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Jack London

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
Henry Van Dyke

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

Worry is a misuse of imagination.
Dan Zadra

Never despair, but if you do, work on in your despair.
Winston Churchill

I only write when I'm inspired, but I make sure I'm inspired every morning at 9 a.m.
Peter DeVries