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.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.