I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
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.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Aim for the highest.