There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.