The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome.
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.