I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
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.
Freedom and independence form my character.
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...
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.