If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster;
And treat those two imposters just the same,
If you can force your heart, and nerve, and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone;
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them, “Hold on,”
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,
And, what is more, you’ll be a man, my son.
This is the foundation of success nine times out of ten – having confidence in yourself and applying yourself with all your might to your work.
If you persuade yourself that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing be possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine that you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it, and molehills become for you unscalable mountains.
No one gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
They can conquer who believe they can… He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
To feel brave, act as if we were brave, use all of our will to that end, and a courage fit will very likely replace the fit of fear.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours… If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
I have found if I have faith in myself and in the idea I am tinkering with, I usually win out.
I have lived eighty-six years. I have watched men climb up to success, hundreds of them, and of all the elements that are important for success, the most important is faith. No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage.