To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
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.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Make today worth remembering.