He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
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.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.