Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on