We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
You shape your own destiny.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
I love those who can smile in trouble...