People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
You got to get it while you can.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
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'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.