What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
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.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.