If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
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.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
He that can have patience can have what he will.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.