You gain strength, confidence and courage by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Nothing in the 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. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge
Tough times don’t last but tough people do.
The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Running isn’t what I do. It’s who I am and, as I’ve learned, nothing, not even cancer, can take the joy of running away.