I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.