Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
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.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
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.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.