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.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
There is always room at the top.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
United we stand; divided we fall.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.