When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
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.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
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.