Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
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.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
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.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
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.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.