Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
I am the captain of my soul.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
It's always too early to quit.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Freedom and independence form my character.