When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
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.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
All thinking men are atheists.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are