Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
-- Vaclav Havel
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
-- G.k Chesterton
A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.