Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.