He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Aim for the highest.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.