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  •  "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat,
      determination and hard work."
  •  "Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from
      failure, loyalty, and persistence."

     General Colin Powell
     65th US Secretary of State
     4-Star US Army General
     (1937 -       )


  •  "The test of success is not what you do when you are on top.

      Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

  •  "Accept the challenges so that you feel the exhilaration of victory."

  •  "Better to fight for something than live for nothing."

  •  "Never tell people how to do things.
      Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

  •  "Take calculated risks.  That is quite different from being rash."

  •  "Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have
      coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."

     General George S. Patton
     4-Star US Army General
     As Commander of the US Third Army during World War II in 1944, General Patton advanced farther,
     captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other military in
     Distinguished Service Cross (2)
     Distinguished Service Medal (3)
     Silver Star (2)
     Legion of Merit
     Bronze Star
     Purple Heart 
     Order of the Bath
     Order of the British Empire
     (1885 - 1945)


  •  "The truest wisedom is a resolute determination."
  •  "No man is ever whipped until he quits."

     Napoleon Bonaparte
     General and President of France
     (1769 - 1821)


  •  "It takes a little courage, and a little self-control and some grim
     determination if you want to reach the goal.  It takes a great
      deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin.

      No matter what the battle, if you really want to win, there's no
      easy path to glory.  There is no road to fame.  Life, however we
      may view it, is no simple parlor game.  But its prizes call for
      fighting, for endurance and for grit, for a rugged disposition
      that will not quit."

     US Navy SEAL Masterchief