One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
That which costs little is less valued.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.