Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Through discipline comes freedom.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
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