If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.