Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

Charles F. Dole

Goodwill is the mightiest practical force in the universe.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Lord Avebury

Most of us can, if we choose, make this world either a prison or a palace.

Kevin Costner

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Francois Constantin

Do better if possible, which always is possible.

All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation.

J. Harold Wilkins

The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.

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