A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
There is always room at the top.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.