Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
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.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.