You always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”

Sydney Harris

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

George Orwell

Very often a fight for what is right turns into a quarrel for what is left.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Troubles are tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Henry Ward Beecher

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else...means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E.E. Cummings

This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.

Admiral James B. Stockdale

The worst thing that can happen is death, and that’s not the worst thing in the world either.

Admiral James B. Stockdale