Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
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.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.