One of the bonuses found in Tony Dungy's book Uncommon is the quotes found at the beginning of every chapter. Here are some of my favorites.
Mark Twain: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Old English Proverb: One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Helen Keller: Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Men are respectable only as they respect. (As a side note, Emerson is my great-great-great-great-great uncle. Too bad, I didn't inherit his literary skill.)
Doug Larson: If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage f fishing poles.
Robert Fulghum: Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Will Rogers: We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Francois Mauriac: No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
Booker T. Washington: Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.