I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.