The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.