Wednesday, May 13, 2009


When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit


When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down
Fall seven times, stand up eight
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again
One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better


A goal is a dream with a deadline
Begin with the end in mind
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it
Goals that are not written down are just wishes
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going