DUMAS (Alexandre) – A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

IBSEN (Henrik) – What’s a man’s first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself.

AESOP – An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.

NIGHTINGALE (Florence) – How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

EARHART (Amelia) – The woman who can create her own job is the one who will win fame and fortune.