Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
We're lost, but we're making good time
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
How long should you try? Until.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.