When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
I am the captain of my soul.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
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.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
How long should you try? Until.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
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.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.