If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
– Maya Angelou

There are trivial truths, and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
– Neils Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
– Niels Bohr

Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be acheived.
– William Jennings Bryant

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
– Francis Crawford

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
– Josephus Daniels

... I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
– Thomas Edison

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
– Henry Ford

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
– Robert G. Ingersoll

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
– James Joyce

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
– Abraham Lincoln

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
– Orison Swett Marden

No other success can compensate for failure in the home.
– David O. McKay, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
– Robert Schuller

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?
– Robert Schuller

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
– Beverly Sills

Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousands times worse than nothing.
– Sydney Smith

Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile.
– Arnold Toynbee

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
– Abigail Van Buren

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
– Gore Vidal

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
– George E. Woodberry