There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
You shape your own destiny.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.