If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
I will either find a way or make one.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
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