To achieve success, ignore doubt; fame, ignore haters; greatness, ignore fear; and immortality, ignore hardship.
If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.
If roses were not special weeds would not envy them.
Roses have no reason to envy daisies.
Learn from seeds; they don’t die when you throw dirt at them; they grow.
To avoid enemies, say nothing; to avoid critics, do nothing; to avoid haters, be nothing; but to avoid mediocrity, ignore all.
Critics do not determine how high an eagle flies.
In order to bring down the great, you have to be able to reach the stars.
As a bird with beautiful feathers is the target of hunters, so the gifted are targets of the envious.
It is in vain to try and stop a star from rising, even with a ladder.