Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
I am the captain of my soul.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.