First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
You can never be free until you develop the mental strength to stop fretting over things you cannot control.
Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, - always do what you are afraid to do.
Inspiration and genius -one and the same.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
We are what we do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
But life has no smooth roads for any of us. And in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim, the very roughness only stimulates the climber to sturdier and steadier steps, till that other legend of the rough places fulfils itself at last; "per aspera ad astra;" over steep ways to the stars.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: Leave no stone unturned.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
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