Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Fortune favors the brave.
When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.
He who hesitates is lost.
If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
John B. Gough
An oak is not felled at one blow.
In doubtful matters boldness is everything.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For hope is but the dream
of those that wake.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–
a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.