Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
How long should you try? Until.
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.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
I am the captain of my soul.
They alone live, who live for others.
He that can have patience can have what he will.