The unexamined life is not worth living.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
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.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.