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
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Above all things, respect yourself.
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.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.