I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
I didn't just jump back on the bike and win. There were a lot of ups and downs, good results and bad results, but this time I didn't let the lows get to me.
George S. Patton
I don't fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?"
Dr. Jonas Salk
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win-if you don't you won't.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.