First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
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.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.