If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.