Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
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.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
There is always room at the top.