The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.

Pierre de Coubertin (1863 – 1937), French educationalist and historian, considered the father of the modern Olympics

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach to the rest of the time….the wait is simply too long.

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), American composer, conductor and more, best-known for writing the music for West Side Story

Starting a business that goes under in three years is better than not starting a business at all. Having a high tolerance for failure is really important.

Jimmy Wales (1966 – ), American web entrepreneur, best-known for co-founding Wikipedia