Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.