I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
— Booker T. Washington

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.
— Thomas Mann

Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.
— Queen Latifah

No one reaches a high position without daring.
— Publilius Syrus

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
— Zig Ziglar