You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
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.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
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.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
They alone live, who live for others.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.