The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Aim for the highest.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
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.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.