Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Ideas come from everything
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.