The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.