Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.