Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
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.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.