The following are quotes that mean a great deal to me. They’re from a wide range of readings. They’re in no particular order.

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Hannah Arendt

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.

Erin Cummings