There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: He knows where he is going.
-- Mark Caine
Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.
-- Walter Russell
The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
-- Edward George Bulwer-lytton
Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance.