Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
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.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.