"Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly."

— Alain de Botton quoted in TheAtlantic.com

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

— Marilyn Monroe quoted in MarieClare.co.uk

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."

— Benjamin Franklin quoted in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

— Nelson Mandela quoted in The Wall Street Journal

"People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care."

— President Theodore Roosevelt quoted in BleacherReport.com

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."

— Audrey Hepburn quoted in Shape

"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."

— Hunter S. Thompson quoted in the Sheridan, Wyo., Press

"People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving."

— Albert Einstein quoted in Real Simple

"Done is better than perfect."

— Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, quoted in The Guardian (U.K.)


Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.


Jack Lemmon quoted in Beliefnet.com