Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
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.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
The unexamined life is not worth living.