The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.