Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain, writer and satirist
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights icon
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson, President and philosopher
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between.
- Pat Riley, basketball coach
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- James Crook
The orchastra leader does his job confidently, secure in his abilities and mindless of the ractions of the audience.