Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
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.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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.
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.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
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.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
They alone live, who live for others.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.