Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Aim for the highest.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.