The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
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.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.