You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Everything you can imagine is real.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.