To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. First we will be best, and then we will be first. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.
Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree.
Nothing of great value in life comes easily. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
If you have a lemon, make lemonade. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do.
Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves Nothing of great value in life comes easily.