He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
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.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.