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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

Climb mountains to see lowlands.

Chinese proverb

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

Edward Abbey (1927-1989) U.S. writer and environmentalist.

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.


The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient.

Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.

You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.