If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
When I give, I give myself.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.