Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.