The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
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.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
Be yourself, let you come through.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
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.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
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
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.