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.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
I am the captain of my soul.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
What I stand for is what I stand on.