With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Aim for the highest.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
I am the captain of my soul.
All thinking men are atheists.