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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
What you are will show in what you do.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Before you can do something you must first be something.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
[The educated differ from the uneducated] as much as the living from the dead.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

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