Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
- Thomas Wolfe
The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.
- Bruno Bettelheim
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille