You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.