Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes it feels real good.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.