Adversity makes men; prosperity, monsters.
Adversity is a good schoolmaster.
Explanation: People's characters are strengthened through struggle against difficulties; they are weakened by comfort.
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
Misery acquaints men with strange bedfellows.
Explanation: The most unlikely people will co-operate with one another when faced by a common danger.
In life's earnest battle they only prevail, who daily march onward and never say fail.
Have an aim in life, or your energies will all be wasted.
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity ; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
He who sees through life and death will meet with most success.
The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
---English Proverb (来源：英语杂志 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
He that can have patience, can have what he will.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing well whatever you do without a thought of fame.
A good name is easier lost than won.
Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures.