Life is not the means for the achievement of an esthetic ideal of perfection; on the contrary, the work is an ethical symbol of life.
Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible.
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them – everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up, figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.
I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie. That leads to stagnation, to mediocrity.
I hope that it’s given the millions of people that I’ve touched the optimism and desire to achieve their goals through hard work, perseverance, and positive attitude.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.