It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
– Thoreau (Philosopher, 1817-1862)
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge (30th US president, 1872-1933)