When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?".
-- Sydney Harris
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
-- Lord Chesterfield
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
-- Ivy Baker
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.