Possession of the ball is the key to winning in football, basketball, and the game of life.
Laing Burns, Jr.
Inaction saps the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
And after all, what is a lie? ’T is but The truth in masquerade.
Lord George Gordon Byron
I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
We all have to take defeats in life.
We understand why children are afraid of the darkness, but why are men afraid of the light?
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
We must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd…from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions.
In life as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.
The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
A man who doesn’t dream is like a man who doesn’t sweat: he stores up a lot of poison.
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
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 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.
Character and personal force are the only investments that are worth anything.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.