Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Aim for the highest.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.