If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
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.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Ideas come from everything
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
The best way out is always through.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style