Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.