People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.