From his proceedings in Congress, he appears demented, and his actings and doings inspire my pity more than anger.
It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.
I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much towards preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices can do.
Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
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