The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.