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.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
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
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
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.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I am possible'