First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
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.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.