Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
Only when I fall do I get up again.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Freedom and independence form my character.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
How long should you try? Until.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.