Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from ...
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got.
I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cannot find them, make them.
You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do.
If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great ...
The wisest men follow their own direction. There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go.
Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness.
Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. An objective without a plan is a dream
Do or do not. There is no try. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.