If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Success comes in cans, not cant’s.
Put your future in good hands — your own.
I’m not old enough to play baseball or football. I’m not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren’t going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn’t need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I’ll just hit them out of the park. Then I’ll be able to walk.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground.
Never dull your shine for somebody else.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.