Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
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 complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.