I don't know the author to this, I googled it and nothing came up but it's one of my favorites; Sometimes you have to burn your hand to know not to touch a hot oven.
Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.
"If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were."
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."
"How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it. "