Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
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.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
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.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.