The rich substance of the Universe is yours to do with as you wish. Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just be daring to be different in your thinking. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. First we will be best, and then we will be first. The wisest men follow their own direction.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. He who has begun his task has half done it. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff …and it’s All Small Stuff. If you have a lemon, make lemonade. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness.

One cannot govern with buts. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. The wisest men follow their own direction. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.