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.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
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.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.