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.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
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.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.