Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. As you think, so shall you become. Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Real living is living for others. It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Be happy, but never satisfied. Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime. The More we value things, the less we value ourselves. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. All knowledge leads to self-knowledge. The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing. Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. The possession of anything begins in the mind. If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying. Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged. Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift, and steady. Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence. Put ‘going the extra mile’ to work as part of one’s daily habit. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I’ll not willingly offend, nor be easily offended. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Thoughts to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business