People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
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.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.