We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.