The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James, philosopher and psychologist
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
- Swedish proverb
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could...
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
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