“Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
- Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass."
-The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
- If by Rudyard Kipling
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
- The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe Ekla Cholo Re
(If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone)
- Ekla Chalo Re by Rabindranath Tagore