If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
All wealth is the product of labor.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.