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We are all alike, on the inside.

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm going to prove you wrong!
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it,
If I were to say, God, why me? about the bad things, then I should have said, God, why me? about the good things that happened in my life.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.

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