Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I am the captain of my soul.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
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.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.