In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
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.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
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...
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 are never too old to become younger!
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
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.