Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Nothing of great value in life comes easily.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. The rich substance of the Universe is yours to do with as you wish. Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just be daring to be different in your thinking.
First we will be best, and then we will be first. If you have a lemon, make lemonade. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is