"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."
"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."Alexandre Dumas on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Alexandre Dumas 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."Alexandre Dumas on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Alexandre Dumas 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."Alexandre Dumas on Steve Jobs
"He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
"How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it."
"Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it."
"All human wisdom is summed up in two words wait and hope."
"Nothing succeeds like success."