Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christine Bovee

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
Earl Nightingale

Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.
Charles Dickens

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Albert Einstein

We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.
Chinese Proverb

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.
Walter Anderson