I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.