Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
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.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
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.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.