Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.