— Arthur Ashe American tennis player 1943 - 1993
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„Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.“
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. American writer 1940
Source: P.S. I Love You
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
Variant: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
This appears on the opening placard of the film The Equalizer, attributing it to Twain, but there is no evidence that Twain wrote it. A precursor is found in Taylor Hartman's self-help book The Character Code (first published 1991), where it is not attributed to Twain: "The three most significant days in your life are: 1. The day you were born. 2. The day you find out why you were born. 3. The day you discover how to contribute the gift you were born to give" ( Google Books link https://books.google.com/books?id=gIKCxWxNmeMC&pg=PA147&dq=%22day+you+find+out+why%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijrJzc84vLAhUJzGMKHajvADEQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=%22day%20you%20find%20out%20why%22&f=false)
— Wallace D. Wattles American writer 1860 - 1911
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
As quoted in French Writers of the Past (2000) by Carol A. Dingle, p. 126
Variant: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
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— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
This has become attributed to both Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, but has not been found in either of their published works, and variations of the quote are listed as a proverb commonly used in both the US and Canada in A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), edited by Wolfgang Mieder, Kelsie B. Harder and Stewart A. Kingsbury.
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Attributed to Winston Churchill in The Prodigal Project : Book I : Genesis (2003) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart, p. 224 and other places, though no source attribution is given. It actually derives from an advertising campaign for Budweiser beer in the late 1930s.
Variant: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
„Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.“
— Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC
„A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.-Colin Powell“
— Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general 1937
— Les Brown American politician 1945
Variant: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962