"Your life, is your life. Beware the knowers, they're afraid of what they do not know. Beware those who seek constant crowds, for they're nothing alone; they will attempt to destroy anything that differs from their own. If you're going to try, go all the way; do it, do it, do it; do not go gentle; rage against the clutches of mediocrity... Your life is your life; know it while you have it."
"What's the point of being on this Earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble(?). Trust yourself, don't be afraid of failure, ignore the naysayers, work like hell, and go out and break some rules." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm" - old African proverb
"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love." - Jim Carrey
"The only way to forge steel is to temper it in fire"
"A diamond is coal under intense pressure"
"Motivation is bullshit, motivation doesn't get anything done - motivation gets you going. Discipline, commitment, strong habits is what gets things done."
"It's not what we get in life, but who we become in the process." - Tony Robbins
"The key in life is to be able & willing at any moment to sacrifice who you are for who you will become."
"Don't be trapped by dogma (religion, culture, etc.), which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice. Let go of oneself. We can only be responsible for our own paths, and let others have theirs."
"All the beliefs you've been given [in life] are not yours. All you ever hear is "you're supposed to this, you're supposed to do that, you're supposed-to-supposed-to-supposed-to-supposed-to-suppose-to"... No natural behavior... All we've ever been conditioned to do is what we are told; and that is the problem with society. And no society wants you to become wise; it is against the investment of all societies; if people are wise, they cannot be exploited; if they are intelligent, they cannot be subjugated."
"It takes courage to let things go... Sometimes your history determines the fierceness with which you fight against what is in front of you."
Any person who wins in an undertaking must be willing to cut out all sources of retreat... only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win which is essential to success."