In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
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.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Everything you can imagine is real.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
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.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.