The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
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
United we stand; divided we fall.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
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.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
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.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be