Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
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.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
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.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.