Willpower

The difference between a successful person and others is not a loack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

~ Vince Lombardi

Level of consciousness

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

~ Einstein

Realize you do not understand

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

~ Lao Tzu

Living virtuously

Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do.
Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you.
Sanity means tying it to your own actions.

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Heart

Before you embark on any path ask the question, does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it and then you must choose another path. The trouble is that nobody asks the question. And when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart the path is ready to kill him.

~ Carlos Castaneda

I must die

I must die. If instantly, I will die instantly; If in a short time, I will dine first, since the hour for dining is here, and when the time comes, then I will die. How? As becomes a person who is giving back what is not his own.

~ Epictetus

Courage, part 2

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

~ Amelia Earhart

Genius

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

~ Lao Tzu

Discipline

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception it is a prevailing attitude.

~ Gen. Colin Powell