You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Be yourself, let you come through.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.