I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.