Inspiration and genius – one and the same.
Victor Hugo

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry D Thoreau

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:  “Leave no stone unturned.”
Edward B Lytton

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them  great.
Orison S Marden

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph W Emerson

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Thomas Carlyle

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph W Emerson

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?
George Eliot

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Horace Bushnell

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane

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