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If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Champions are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. – Elvis Presley

It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace. – Francis Chan

Never! Never! Never! Never! Give up! – Winston Churchill

I start where the last man left off. – Thomas Edison

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing: I do the things that I believe ought to be done...and when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act. – President Theodore Roosevelt

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently—they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

Go all the way, don’t let anything keep you from appropriating the promises of God in your own life. – A.A. Allen

The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse. – E.C. McKenzie

An optimist is one who would go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take along the tartar sauce. – Zig Ziglar

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill

Enthusiasm is contagious. It’s difficult to remain neutral or indifferent in the presence of a positive thinker. – Denis Waitley

Every successful person finds that great success lies just beyond the point when they’re convinced their idea is not going to work. – Napoleon Hill, Motivational Author

The real difference between men is energy. A strong will, settled purpose, and invincible determination, can accomplish almost anything; and in this lies the distinction between great men and little men. – Thomas Fuller, Chaplain to King Charles II of England

Stand still and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon his power to hold up under the blast. – Charles Swindoll

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. – Winston Churchill

The credit belongs to the man who strives valiantly, knows great enthusiasms and great devotions, spends himself in a worthy cause, at the best knows the triumph of high achievement, at the worst fails while daring greatly. – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation. – Max L. Lucado

What quickens my pulse now is the stretch ahead rather than the one behind, and it is mainly for some clue to where I am going that I search through where I have been, for some hint as to who I am becoming or failing to become that I delve into what used to be. – Frederick Buechner

A conqueror nullifies the purpose of his enemy; one who is more than a conqueror makes the enemy serve his own purposes. A conqueror strikes down his foe; one who is more than a conqueror makes his foe his slave. – John Piper

To delay or fail to make decisions may be more sinful than to make wrong decisions out of faith and love. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If God tells you to run your head through a brick wall, you start running and God will make a hole. – Andy Stanley

Doing nothing needs forgiveness as much as doing the best you can and erring. – John Piper

Greatness never emerges outside of hard work. ...The combination of talent and passion funneled through the crucible of discipline and determination result[s] in an expression of skill and execution that [is] later deemed greatness and genius." – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." – Winston Churchill

No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility. – Oswald Chambers

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