By Bear Grylls
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Hope is a waking dream.
We cannot learn without pain.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Well begun is half done.
What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
When you’re average, you’re just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.