So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
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.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.