The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
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.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
The time is always right to do the right thing
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.