This quote belongs to Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962).
You practice and perfect the act overtime until it becomes your second nature. You are inclined to compromise standards due to lack of self-confidence. However, you choose the kind of life to live - inferior or superior, rich or poor, happy or sad. The choice is yours, and it does not depend on who you are, where you come from, or what you have done. Live life to the fullest, and be the person you want to be!