Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.