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Few, during their lifetime, come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength which are never used.

—Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (Image Licensed)

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When it all feels pointless, when it feels as though working tirelessly doesn’t seem to bring anything to fruition, remember that everything we do moves forward with us and has an ultimate impact. More often than not, just beyond that point where we throw our hands up in the air and say ‘enough!’, we make our breakthrough. The key is to keep moving forward, especially when we least feel like it—as that signals we are getting close. 

—Michael S. Hazell (Image Licensed)

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The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

—Michelangelo (Public Domain)

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On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

—Adam Smith (the Muir portrait; Public Domain)

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When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.

—Jean de La Bruyère (Public Domain)

Better than simply looking for works that inspire you—those which generate positive energy within your very being, become the master craftsman who creates such works yourself, and offer them up to the world. We weren’t placed here to be mediocre; we were put here to achieve excellence and advance spiritually.


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This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

—Ludwig van Beethoven (1820, by Joseph Karl Stieler; Public Domain)

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People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

—Will Rogers (1922; Public Domain)

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