All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
What one has, one ought to use: and whatever he does he should do with all his might.
Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.
A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George (1863-1945) British statesman.
You know from past experiences that whenever you have been driven to the wall, or thought you were, you have extricated yourself in a way which you never would have dreamed possible had you not been put to the test. The trouble is that in your everyday life you don't go deep enough to tap the divine mind within you.
Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.
Drink nothing with out seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.
Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) French clergyman, noble and statesman.
The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations.
George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell, you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.
Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.