Wall of Quotes

Great Things Come to Those Who Persist  


"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials. After passing the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those that love him." — James 1:12


“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering.” — Viktor E. Frankl


“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” — Aristotle


“Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not—This is a misfortune, but—To bear this worthily is good fortune.” — Marcus Aurelius


“Through endurance we conquer.” — Ernest Shackleton


“The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.” — Viktor E. Frankl


“Struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” — Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus


“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” — Steve Jobs


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“So when trouble comes, think of yourself as a wrestler whom God, like a trainer, has paired with a tough young buck. For what purpose? To turn you into Olympic-class material. But this is going to take some sweat to accomplish.” — Epictetus


“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.” — Aristotle


“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.” — St. Thomas Aquinas


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Adversity makes a champion." — Anonymous


“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” — Aristotle


“Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.” — St. Thomas Aquinas


"The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." — Aristotle


“10 Years, 10 Lifetimes.” — Anonymous


“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” — Anonymous


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” — The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer


“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Jung


“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins


“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.” — Marcus Aurelius


Neo: Why do my eyes hurt.

Morpheus: You've never used them before.


“You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.” — Greg Plitt


“Try, try, try again.” — Anonymous


“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." — Steve Jobs


“When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” — Chief Tecumseh


“Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God, and keep your face to the rising sun.” — Kanye West


“The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.” — Aristotle


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus


“For me, giving up is harder than trying.” — Kanye West


"Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray for those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are they who live and die in God's love." — Franz Jägerstätter


“Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.” ― Chief Tecumseh


“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” — Deepak Chopra


“All man are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them” ― Miyamoto Musashi


“At times when we face hardship and obstacles, it becomes difficult to see the end. It’s not about the situation we face but how we deal with the situation we are going through. In these moments of uncertainty, it is important to grasp and hold firm to the subtleties that keep us motivated to push on. I don’t know what imma do but imma do it. It is we who create the significance of our existence.” ― David Laurie


“So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now.” ― Viktor E. Frankl


“No man is free who is not master of himself.” ― Epictetus


“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb


“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment, a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.” — Kanye West


“Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.” ― Viktor E. Frankl

“Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.” ― Epictetus


“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” — Rocky Balboa


“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” — Seneca


“If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” — Muhammad Ali


“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle


“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” — Matthew 7:7-8


“God provides the wind, man must raise the sail.” ― St. Augustine


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ― Napoleon Hill


“A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.” ― Frederick Douglass


“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” ― Marcus Aurelius


“Enjoy the journey. It’s not about where you start, or even where you finish, but how far you have traveled.” — Anonymous


“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” ― Heraclitus


“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ― Frederick Douglass


“Other men are unaware of what they do when they are awake just as they are forgetful of what they do when they are asleep.” ― Heraclitus


“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” ― Seneca


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ― Napoleon Hill


 “Meditate through action.” — Anonymous


“What is real will prosper.” — XXXTentacion


“Faith over fear.” — Anonymous


“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.” — Rumi


“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” — Frederick Douglass


“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” — Nelson Mandela


“Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” — David Goggins


“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” — Vincent van Gogh


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” ― Seneca


“To know ten thousand things, know one well.” ― Miyamoto Musashi


“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” ― Epictetus


“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” — Luke 12:32


“You’re great no matter what. You are worthwhile simply because you are alive. Never forget this and you are sure to thrive.” — Wayne Dyer


“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ― Benjamin Franklin


“It may seem difficult at first, but all things are difficult at first.” — Miyamoto Musashi


“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” — James Allen


“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” — Marcus Aurelius