In the Arena
by Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

The Stonecutter’s Credo
by Jacob Riis

“When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

There Is No Try
by Yoda

“Try not. Do or do not.
There is no try.”

Hard to Beat a Person …
by Babe Ruth

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Get You There
by Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

A Little Less Conversation
by Elvis Presley

“A little less conversation, a little more action please.”

There Is A Tide In The Affairs Of Men
by William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

The Most Effective Way
by Amelia Earhart

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

Or lose our ventures.

Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224 – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. – See more at: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/there-tide-affairs-men#sthash.kLBhAkkG.dpuf