First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Don't stop chasing your dreams, because dreams do come true.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble