1. Motivation

  · Strong reasons make strong actions. –William Shakespeare

  · Where there is a will, there is a way. –Thomas Edison

  · The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it. –Goethe (歌德)

  · We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

  · Achievement provides only real pleasure in life. –Thomas Edison

  · He who has never hoped can never despair. –George Bernard Shaw(萧伯纳)

  · Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain

  · The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty and truth. -- Albert Einstein

  2. Choice and Decision

  · You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret of success. –Charles Chaplin

  · A wise man never loses anything if he has himself. –Nietzsche (尼采)

  · The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but what they miss. –Thomas Carlyle

  · The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. –Franklin Roosevelt

  · My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. –John F Kennedy

  · The man who has made up his mind to win will never say “Impossible.” --Napoleon

  · I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Voltaire (伏尔泰)

  · Give me liberty, or give me death. – Henry Patrick

  3. Progress and Technology

  · The time of life is short, to spend that shortness basely, it would be too long. –Williams Shakespeare

  · Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

  · Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. –Albert Einstein

  · The sum of behavior is to retain a man’s own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others. –Francis Bacon (培根)

  · I can live for two months on a good compliment. –Mark Twain

  4. Success and Adversity

  · Mistakes are an essential part of education. ---Bertrand Russell (贝特兰.罗素)

  · Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. –William Shakespeare

  · I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I‘ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

  · We choose to go to the moon and other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. –John F. Kennedy

  · Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trail and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. –Helen Keller

  · Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

  · Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. –Thomas A. Edison

  · If winter comes, can spring be far behind? --P. B. Shelley (雪莱)

  5. Breaking the Rules

  · Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. –Abraham Lincoln

  · The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them. –Bernard Shaw

  · Success covers a multitude of blunders. –Bernard Shaw

  · There are two things that fill my mind with ever increasing admiration and awe: the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. –Kant