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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.