Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.