Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
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.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.