1. Orison Swett Marden


Hungering and striving after knowledge is what makes a scholar; hungering and striving after virtue is what makes a Saint; hungering and striving after noble action is what makes a hero and a man.

2. Harriet Beecher Stowe


When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, ’til it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.

3. Napoleon Hill


You cannot scare a man who is at peace with God, his fellow men, and himself. There is no room for fear in such a man’s heart. When fear finds a welcome, there is something that needs awakening.

4. Theodore Roosevelt


The lives of truest heroism are those in which there are no great deeds to look back upon. It is the little things well done that go to make up a successful and truly good life.

5. Miguel de Cervantes


He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

6. Anon


No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.

7. John Burroughs


One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above little things.

8. Shakespeare


Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

9. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Always do what you are afraid to do.

Pictures via Teddy Kelley