The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Above all things, respect yourself.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.