Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.