People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
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.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.