Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
You got to get it while you can.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
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.
Ideas come from everything
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
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.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.