The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
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.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
You shape your own destiny.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
When I give, I give myself.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.