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Gandhi, "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948, Political rights activist in India)
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can,  then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."

Poe, Edgar Allen (1809-1849, Poet, author)
"I have great faith in fools – self-confidence, my friends call it."

Einstein, Albert (1879-1955, Physicist, philosopher)
"If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z,  with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut."

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963, United States President 1961-1963)
"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters.   One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."

Cort, the Gunslinger's Instructor in The Dark Tower Book II, The Drawing of the Three
"Fault always lies in the same place; with the one weak enough to lay blame."

Carlin, George (Comedian)
“If you don’t think our country is ‘war-orientated’, just look at our national anthem.  It’s the only one that actually talks about rockets and bombs.”

Helviticus (Philosopher)
"A man's character is his destiny."

Shwartzkopf, Norman (U.S. Army General)
"Knowing the right thing to do is easy.  The hard part is doing it."

Unknown
"Maybe you don't know exactly what your dreams are, but you can sense them somewhere deep within you. Even when they're not clearly defined, they're never far away. As a matter of fact, dreams are almost impossible to get rid of. They trouble and tempt you. They keep reminding you that you're not satisfied with your life, that something crucial is missing.  And that's very lucky for you. If your dreams didn't trouble you, you'd forget them."

Valvano, Jimmy "The V" (NCAA Basketball Coach)
"How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you  have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a  goal, and you have to be willing to work for it."