Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
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.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.