Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.