Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
God ever works with those who work with will.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
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