Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Ideas come from everything
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
There is always room at the top.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.