To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.