Someone might have a germ of talent, but 90% of it is discipline and how you practice it, what you do with it. Instinct won’t carry you through the entire journey. It’s what you do in the moments between inspiration.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you’ll have left is your character
It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future. And this is his salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
The key to successful time management is doing the most important task first, and giving it your full concentration, to the exclusion of everything else.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: We are given one life, and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind or whether to act and, in acting, to live.
We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.