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.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
I am the captain of my soul.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
You shape your own destiny.