You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
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.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
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.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
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.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.