The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
I’ve missed more than 9,000 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.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.
Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.
I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
When ordinary people decide to step out and be part of something big, that’s when they become extraordinary.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Failure is success in progress.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Every person is a book, each year a chapter.
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
So many books, so little time.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.
It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.
Think of this – that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.