If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.