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.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill.
In today’s materialistic world there is a risk of people becoming slaves to money, as though they were simply cogs in a huge money-making machine. This does nothing for human dignity, freedom, and genuine well-being. Wealth should serve humanity, and not the other way around.
Make it a rule…never to lie down at night without being able to say, 'I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day'.
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.
I guess it comes down to a simple choice really…get busy living or get busy dying.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers. It is the biggest secret of winners. It’s the secret that losers do not know.
I think it’s better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should be malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth; new ideas can’t generate. Life becomes stagnant.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.
Too much sanity may be madness. But the maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be.
Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.
Enthusiasm reflects confidence, spreads good cheers, raises morale, inspires associates, arouses loyalty, and laughs at adversity...it is beyond price.