To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.
Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone.
The ancestor of every action is thought.
I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
Be good to your work, your work, and your friend.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Accept your genius and say what you think.
Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.
Self-trust is the first secret to success.
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Travel is a fools paradise.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Every man is an impossibility until he is born.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
The first wealth is health.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.
When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.