A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.