"Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Og Mandino on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Og Mandino on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Og Mandino on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Og Mandino on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Og Mandino on Steve Jobs
"The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such."
"Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new."
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished."
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