The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
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.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
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.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.