Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak … sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing. Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. You have to have a darkness for the dawn to come. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. My father used to say, you would worry less about what people think if you knew how little they did. That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger. We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen! While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. You and your opponent want the same thing. The only thing that matters is who works the hardest for it. here are no shortcuts to any place worth going. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…. One step at a time. sooner or later you have to make a choice...leave behind your passion,your dream- or have the strength to look past all discouraging faces and look at your self and know that you have what it takes..and you will prove them wrong I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.