The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
All of us are products of our childhood.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.