It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Everything you can imagine is real.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.