Some Thoughts On Defeat From Various Authors

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.”

Steve Maraboli

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

Napoleon Hill

“There was a saying that a man’s true character was revealed in defeat. I thought it was also revealed in victory.”

Alison Goodman

“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.”

John Steinbeck

“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. ”

Muhammad Ali

Some Thoughts On Success From Various Authors

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

Herbert Bayard Swope

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston S. Churchill

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

Bette Midler

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

Abraham Lincoln

Some Thoughts On Gratitude From Various Authors

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”

Zig Ziglar

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer

Some Thoughts On Experience From Various Authors

“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”

Veronica Roth

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

Paulo Coelho

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

Randy Pausch

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”

Rita Mae Brown

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Various Authors

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.”

Eckhart Tolle

“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.”

William Scott Downey

“Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish…. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

Hermann Hesse

“You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.”

Robert Elliott Gonzales

“Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.”

Bertolt Brecht

Some Thoughts On Flexibility From Various Authors

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Albert Einstein

“That which yields is not always weak.”

Jacqueline Carey

“The measure of a person’s strength is not his muscular power or strength, but it is his flexibility and adaptability.”

Debasish Mridha

“Develop flexibility and you will be firm; cultivate yielding and you will be strong.”

Liezi

“I want to caution you against the idea that balance has to be a routine that looks the same week in and week out.”

Kevin Thoman

Some Thoughts On Self-Discipline From Various Authors

“What lies in our power to do,lies in our power not to do.”

Aristotle

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

“Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.”

Anonymous

“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.”

Louis XIV

“The man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.”

Chinese proverb