Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb
It is not enough to aim; you must hit. Italian Proverb
A smiling face is half the meal. Latvian Proverb
Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. Scandinavian Proverb
Every now and then a person needs some wise words ….