I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
We're lost, but we're making good time
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
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...
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Freedom and independence form my character.
The unexamined life is not worth living.