— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„When you choose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith, you will merit the companionship of the Holy Spirit.“
„Just because you are following God's plan and purpose, your life will not be perfect. In fact, that's when the battle gets more intense.“
— Tim Storey motivational speaker 1960
Comeback & Beyond: How to Turn Your Setback into Your Comeback (2010)
„If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
Disputed, The earliest appearance of this proverb yet located is in Eliza Cook's Journal Vol. 11, (1854), p. 128, and the earliest attribution to Addison yet found is in Public Ledger Almanac (1887), p. 20.
— Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960
— Nicholas Lore American social scientist 1944
The Pathfinder (1998)
„Choose the positive. — You have choice — you are master of your attitude — choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 120
„Tread the track of life with utmost caution. But let this not deter you from taking giant leaps towards your goals. Excessive caution may reduce your speed to move ahead in life.“
— Amitabh Bachchan Indian actor 1942
Soul Curry for You and Me: An Empowering Philosophy that Can Enrich Your Life, P. 31.
„You are responsible for all of your successes, and the lack thereof. And that is the essential point that failure, your ever-faithful friend, wants to make: that your failure could not exist without you—without your stupidity, without your lies, without your mistakes, your uselessness, your lack of faith, your ineptitude, your unjustifiable confidence in your alleged abilities, you stupid loser—failure is your only friend. Failure is your only lover. Failure is your only hope.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Lyrics, Failure (1998), "Failure"
— G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949
All and Everything: Meetings with Remarkable Men (1963)
„You are called to exercise the Spirit's gifts amidst the ups and downs of your daily life. Let your faith mature through your studies, work, sports, music and art. Let it be sustained by prayer and nurtured by the sacraments.“
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
2008, Youth Day Vigil (19 July 2008)
„If you choose the liberty and pride and strength of the single soul, and the free fraternization of men, as the purpose which your life is to make manifest then do not sell it for tinsel.“
— Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
The Dominant Idea (1910), Context: If you choose the liberty and pride and strength of the single soul, and the free fraternization of men, as the purpose which your life is to make manifest then do not sell it for tinsel. Think that your soul is strong and will hold its way; and slowly, through bitter struggle perhaps the strength will grow. And the foregoing of possessions for which others barter the last possibility of freedom will become easy.
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003