When I was little I wanted to be a cowboy, so I would watch a movie called Silverado. I loved that movie, still do actually. There is a quote in that movie that has stuck with me and becomes more and more powerful. It is definitely true for law school.
"Some people think because they're stronger or meaner, they can push you 'round, I've seen a lot of that. But, it's only true, if you let it be. Life is what you make it." - Stella
There are other quotes that comes to my mind, that I wish people would apply more.
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can be great." - Mark Twain.
"By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach." - Winston Churchill.
"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are; it is our choices." -Dumbledore.
But, I will try to remember that, "Each golden sunrise ushers in new opportunities for those who retain faith in themselves and keep their chins up." - Alonzo Newton Benn.
"What you are becoming is more important than what you are accomplishing." - H. Jackman Brown. Jr.