Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
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 not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.