Here's my personal favorite:
"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill."
Why, he almost sounds like Tom Ripley! (In the Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith.) There are a couple of points in the novels where Tom explains that it is not what happens to us that is important, rather it is our attitude to what has happened. I think that both of these gentlemen have a point there.