1. Dream the impossible. See the impossible. Pursue the impossible. Achieve the impossible.
2. Strength comes from ignoring your critics. Power comes from mastering your fears. Fortitude comes from wrestling your opponents. Superiority comes from overcoming your losses. Greatness comes from conquering your weaknesses.
3. You are a product of your environment, but to be great your environment has to be a product of you.
4. A rose started off a bud, a bird started off an egg, and a forest started off a seed.
5. Traveling on the known path is intelligence; traveling on an unknown path is boldness. Making your own path is greatness.
7. Learn like an amateur. Train like a champion. Fight like a warrior. Triumph like a conqueror.
8. Failure is the school of greatness.
9. A star will shine in the midst of darkness. A flower will bloom in the midst of dirt. A camel will flourish in the midst of drought. A diamond will form in the midst of pressure. A champion will rise in the midst of hardship.
10. Darkness tests stars, but they shine. Storms test trees, but they stand. Adversity tests the great, but they soar.
11. From rocks come gold. From coal comes diamonds. From oysters come pearls. From caterpillars come butterflies. From adversity come the great.
12. If you guide others out of the dark, you are a star, even if no one knows your name.
13. Throw a champion into the ocean, and he’ll swim; into the pit, and he’ll climb; off of a cliff, and he’ll grow wings; into a furnace, and he’ll become gold.
14. Great minds rise above problems. Great hearts rise above pain. Great souls rise above temptations. Great individuals rise above the world.
15. “You’re destined for greatness,” Life said. “But first, I’m going to make you cry.”
“Teacher, what should I do to become great?”
the student asked his master.
“Succeed where others have failed,”
the master replied.