No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
The best way out is always through.
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.
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.