Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Aim for the highest.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Be yourself, let you come through.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.