Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
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.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Make today worth remembering.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
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.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.