Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.