"The horizon is out there somewhere,
and you just keep chasing it,
looking for it, and working for it."
"...the race is not [always] to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong..."
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight--
it's the size of the fight in the dog."
~General Dwight Eisenhower
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time."
~Thomas A. Edison
"The harder the conflict,
the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap,
we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink;
but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death."
"The miracle, or the power,
that elevates the few is to be found in their industry,
application, and perseverance
under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
"Press on! A better fate awaits thee."