Give me six hours to cut down a tree and I'll spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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

First say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.


In my walks, every man I meet is in some way my superior, in that I learn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do.

Chris Guillebeau

The true journey of discovery comes not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

Happy people are not grateful, grateful people are happy.

David Steindl-Rast

All beauty, by analogy, may be called rhyme.

Nicolas Humphrey

Beauty = Virtuosity + High Costs

Geoffrey Miller