Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Everything you can imagine is real.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
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.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.