People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
I am the captain of my soul.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
Ideas come from everything
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
All thinking men are atheists.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.