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
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
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.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
They alone live, who live for others.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.