The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself.
It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others;
it is in yourself alone.
~ Orison Swett Marden
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King
In every person who comes near you, look for what is good and strong;
honor that; try to imitate it,
and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
~ John Ruskin
What really counts is not the immediate act of courage or of valor,
but those who bear the struggle day in and day out.
~ John F. Kennedy
Nothing of great value in life comes easily.
The things of highest value sometimes come hard.
The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth,
as do the diamonds.
~ Norman Vincent Peale