There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
You shape your own destiny.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
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.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.