You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
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.
The best way out is always through.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.