First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.