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.
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 can't you must, and if you must you can.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.