A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Freedom and independence form my character.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
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.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
All thinking men are atheists.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.