If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. The way to be safe is never to be secure. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.
Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.