Freedom and independence form my character.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
You are never too old to become younger!
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.