I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Ideas come from everything
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.