To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.
Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.
The real risk is doing nothing.
Hope is sweet. Hope is illumining. Hope is fulfilling. Hope can be everlasting. Therefore, do not give up hope, Even in the sunset of your life.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Goals live on the other side of obstacles and challenges. Be relentless in pursuit of those goals, especially in the face of obstacles. Along the way, make no excuses and place no blame.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop
Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.
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