The unexamined life is not worth living.
You shape your own destiny.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Make today worth remembering.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
The time is always right to do the right thing
Aim for the highest.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.