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.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.