There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.
— Lady Mary Montagu
The only things that are going to change you from where you are today to where you are going to be five years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.
— Lou Holtz
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
— Helen Keller
Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power.
— Michael Foot
I try to make time for reading each night. In addition to the usual newspapers and magazines, I make it a priority to read at least one newsweekly from cover to cover. If I were to read only what intrigues me – say, the science and business sections – then I would finish the magazine the same person I was when I started. So I read it all.
— Bill Gates
Pain is temporary, but quitting is forever.
— Lance Armstrong
The cure for grief is motion.
— Elbert Hubbard
When pain doesn’t go away, endurance increases.
— T.D. Jakes
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.
— Janet Stuart
Try as we may, none of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
— Bernard Baruch
My secret is simple. I pray.
— Mother Teresa, when asked what her secret was to loving people whom others regard as human debris
Prayer has given me the strength, concentration and confidence necessary to perform a seemingly impossible task.
— Dick Chapman
Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drives away trouble and perplexity.
— Philip Melanchthon
I cannot recall a day when I truly saved time by jumping into the day’s work without prayer. It may have seemed so at the moment, but as the day wore on, everything seemed out of sync, and time was lost.
— David Jeremiah
The quality of your work will have a great deal to do with the quality of your life.
— Orison Marden
If I just work when the spirit moves me, the spirit will ignore me.
— Carolyn Forche
Winning is never easy – and it shouldn’t be. I think winning just feels better if I have worked my fanny off.
— Robert Dedman
There’s just no substitute for hard work. There are no shortcuts.
— Tiger Woods
Work drives away the care and small troubles of life. The busy person has little time to brood or fret. Work brings the prizes in life. The reward of a thing well done isn’t a plaque or a watch, or even a paycheck: It’s the fact that you did it.
— Ronda Beaman