Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Above all things, respect yourself.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.