I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
The time is always right to do the right thing
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
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.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.