Henry Van Dyke
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play and to look up at the stars.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars and sun.