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.
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.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
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.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
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
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
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.
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.