Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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 must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
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.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.