Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
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.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
When I give, I give myself.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.