Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you
aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood. Make big plans: aim high.
D. H. Burnham
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in
two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is matter of choice; it is not
a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Resolve that whatever you do you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.
Orison Swett Marden
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.
J. C. Penny
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man-and I will show you a failure.
To make it to the top, you’ve got to want it with all your heart.
Each day you have to look into the mirror and say to yourself, “I’m going to be the best I can no matter what it takes.”
Let your heart soar as high as it will Refuse to be average.