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.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
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.
United we stand; divided we fall.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.