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.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
The past has no power over the present moment.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.
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