I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.