Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, 1985
Our words are buttressed by our deeds, and our deeds are inspired by our convictions.
You defeated me But you won't defeat me again Because you have grown all you can grow.... but I am still growing (about Mount Everest).
People are like stained glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you've felt that way.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn't care if you don't feel like it. Someone else does and they're passing you by.
If you respect yourself in stressful situations, it will help you see the positive… It will help you see the message in the mess.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
You must have a positive self perception in order to transcend anything.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Stress is like a pulse, if you have it you’re alive.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.