A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
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.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
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.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
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...
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
United we stand; divided we fall.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
One man with courage is a majority.