Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
You must play boldly to win.
Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest man; But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Do not take a blind guide.
Never take counsel of your fears.
We build upon the sand, and the older we become, the more unstable this foundation becomes.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Better to jump in the water and learn to swim than stand on the shore wondering.
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening. Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new…
Keep working even when no one is watching.
Whatever brings you down, will eventually make you stronger.
Everybody has a talent, but its what you do with that talent to make it great.
Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.
There’s really no secret to success. You make your own success.
Dream big, because dreams do happen.
The more I’m persecuted, the stronger I get.
Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.
Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Hope is a waking dream.
We cannot learn without pain.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Well begun is half done.
What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
When you’re average, you’re just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
If you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it.
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.
If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!