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.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
You shape your own destiny.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Everything you can imagine is real.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!