Our life is what our thoughts make it.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Above all things, respect yourself.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.