It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
The time is always right to do the right thing
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
They alone live, who live for others.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You shape your own destiny.