To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
All thinking men are atheists.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Aim for the highest.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
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.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.