Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
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.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
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.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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.