Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
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.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
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.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Aim for the highest.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
We're lost, but we're making good time