Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.
It is only when a person has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say.You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.