You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You can not help the poor by destroying the rich. You can not keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You can not build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
~ Abraham Lincoln
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face … I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
~ Peter F. Drucker