Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
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.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
When I give, I give myself.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
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.
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.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.