Make the most of yourself.... for that is all there is of you.
The earth laughs in flowers.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
You become what you think about all day long.
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear.
Be good to your work, your word, and your friend.
The years teach much the days never know.
Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires....courage.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.
The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
As we are, so we do; and as we do, so is it done to us; we are the builders of our fortunes.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in... the part he plays.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up
What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
What you do thunders above your head so loudly, I cannot hear the words you speak.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
A child convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.The reward for a thing well done, is to have done it.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.