In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Be yourself, let you come through.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.