I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
You shape your own destiny.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.