Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Never give up on what you really want to do
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
You quit, you lose. You keep going, you may still lose. But, your ambition will never die.
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