I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.
I am, indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities as far as possible.
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.
Every moment that passes and I am stuck in this room is a moment that I am not working toward accomplishing my quest. Waiting is not acting. And not acting is akin to failing. How can I wait anymore?
—Bree Despain in The Shadow Prince
The first rule of holes: when you're in one, stop digging.
To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
—Henry David Thoreau
Always do what you are afraid to do.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.
I'd done the right thing. I always did. It just would have been nice if someone had noticed.
—Sarah Dessen in Saint Anything
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
You alone are responsible for what you do, don't do, or how you respond to what's done to you.
—Darren Hardy in The Compound Effect
Feel the fear and do it anyway.