Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Above all things, respect yourself.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.