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. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. We achieve a sense of self from what we do for ourselves and how we develop our capacities. If all your efforts have gone into developing others, you are bound to feel empty. TAKE YOUR TURN NOW. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. The wisest men follow their own direction. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure. Carry out an action with complete attention and intensity as if it were your last Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. He who has begun his task has half done it. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves.