"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
"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."Christian Nestell Bovee on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Christian Nestell Bovee 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."Christian Nestell Bovee on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Christian Nestell Bovee 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."Christian Nestell Bovee on Steve Jobs
"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers."
"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."