If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
You shape your own destiny.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Above all things, respect yourself.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
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
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
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...
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.