Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You shape your own destiny.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.