Quotes February 11, 2017

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”



“We all can dance when we find music we love.”
Giles Andreae



“You always pass failure on the way to success.”
Mickey Rooney



“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Pamela Vaull Starr




“No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.”
Wolfgang Riebe



“Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don’t like.”




“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”
H. Jackson Brown




“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Suess




“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson




“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
Winston Churchill




“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”
Tacitus, Roman historian




“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.”
Thomas Paine




“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.”




“Bravery is a complicated thing to describe. You can’t say it’s three feet long and two feet wide and that it weighs four hundred pounds or that it’s colored bright blue or that it sounds like a piano or that it smells like roses. It’s a quality, not a thing.”
Mickey Mantle, The Quality of Courage



“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I hero




“Fight hard when you are down; die hard—determine at least to do—and you won’t die at all.”
James H. West




“Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and admits no foolish distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail.”
Henry David Thoreau




“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”
Donald Trump



“No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.”
Admiral Horatio Nelson




“[Admiral Nelson’s counsel] guided me time and again. On the eve of the critical battle of Santa Cruz, in which the Japanese ships outnumbered ours more than two to one, I sent my task force commanders this dispatch: ATTACK REPEAT ATTACK. They did attack, heroically, and when the battle was done, the enemy turned away.

All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. Carry the battle to the enemy! Lay your ship alongside his!”
Admiral William “Bull” Halsey




“Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I’ll try it.”
Diane Mariechild



“Come to the edge, He said.

They said: We are afraid.

Come to the edge, He said.

They came. He pushed them,

And they flew . . .”
Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet




“Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.”
Karl von Clausewitz




“To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.”
Henri Matisse