To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
It's always too early to quit.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.
Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist - because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That's how she found out what happened on the day my father died - she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.
Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.
If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama? You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.
Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.
I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.
The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities, large and small.
The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.
Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.