We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
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
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
When I give, I give myself.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.