Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
When I give, I give myself.
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.
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
Freedom and independence form my character.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.