I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
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Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we will never meet.
Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.
The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering.
But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.
Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
A person is either the effect of his environment or is able to have an effect upon his environment.
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Of all things upon earth that bleed and grow, a herb most bruised is woman.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.