"The most dangerous opponent is myself."
-- Pavel Eljanov at the opening ceremony of the 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament
"Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them."
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased."
--Kehlog Albran, "The Profit"
"Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling."
"Think you can, think you can't... either way you're right."
"When there is no wind, row."
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
"One who makes no mistakes never makes anything."
"The ones we call crazy for trying to change the world are the ones that do."
"If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action."
"If you wait for perfect conditions you will never get anything done."
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when she sticks his neck out."
--James B. Conant
"Some people treat life like a slot machine putting in as little as possible while hoping for the jackpot."
"Focus on the solution, not the problem."
"Most people live the first half of their life trying to figure out what they're going to do, and the second half of their life regretting they never did anything."
"Pressure and time transform coals into diamond."
"I don't believe there are any lazy people just some that are currently uninspired."
"Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to meet it."
"You will never find time for anything. You must make it."
"It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness."
--Motto of the Christopher Society
"Αυτός που θέλει να κινήσει τη γη, ας κινηθεί πρώτα ο ίδιος
"Even the longest journey begins with a single step."
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
"Don't judge those who try and fail. Judge only those who fail to try."
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
--Confucius, Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
"It is not of importance where we stand, but in what direction we are moving."
"Success is not measured by what you do compared to what someone else does; success is measured by what you do compared to what you could have done."
"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climps but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
"Success comes before work only in a dictionary."
"Failure is success when we learn from it."
"Failure is a temporary experience on the way to succeed. It is part of the learning process."
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't."
"The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse."
"It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal."