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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Freedom and independence form my character.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
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.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.