Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
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.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
We're lost, but we're making good time
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
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 the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
The time is always right to do the right thing