First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Goals are dreams with a time limit. Goals determine what you're going to be.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
A goal without a plan is a wish.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
If you're going through hell, keep going.