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.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
There is always room at the top.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
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.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
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
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.