The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you could n't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that 's just the place and time that the tide'll turn.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.