No act of kindness, no mater how small, is ever wasted.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Financial rewards follow accomplishment, they don't precede it.
The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea.
In "Reader's Digest," 1 Apr 1964.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Self-empowerment - that's learning to respect other people's music, but dance to your own tune as you master harmony within yourself.
All perception is of the past. The present is always suspended in possibility & never ends.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
I experience true freedom when I can accept, understand, and move on from the conditioning of the past.
To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
America just works better when more people have a chance to live their dreams.
Speech at Democratic National Convention, July 26, 2004
The best thing in every noble dream is the dreamer...
It was the man's dream, and his inspiring attempt to make them come true that remain important.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.
When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
Oh, if only I did nothing simply as a result of laziness.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
Essays: Second Series (1844)
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
There are two ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd. One is by having a job so big you can go home before the bell rings if you want to. The other is by finding so much to do that you must stay after the others have gone. The one who enjoys the former once took advantage of the latter.
Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.
Eat, Pray, Love
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers are those who have been given opportunities - and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Striving is everything.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
A great ship asks deep water.
In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," Apex Software, 1994.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
War is a defeat for humanity.
The man who works for the gold in the job rather than for the money in the pay envelope, is the fellow who gets on.
Business Clearly Explained
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.
June 5, 1964
One way to keep momentum going is to have contantly greater goals.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it.
Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction.
Born to Run
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water.
In "Good Advice," ed. Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1982.
Chance favors only those who court her.
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal and I will give you a stock clerk.
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Mistakes are the stepping stones to success.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.
My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music. I don’t want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down.
Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal.
Life is not about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
None are so old as those who have outlived their enthusiasm.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Let us live so that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry.
Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.
I'm not going to short change myself ever again.
Monsters vs. Aliens, movie. Susan Murphy, Ginormica.
Dare to be wise.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disapointed!
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Seek joy in what you give... not in what you get.
Shoot for the moon even if you miss you will land among the stars.
Treat people with a recognition of their potential, not their current state of development.