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.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.