A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
A man's life may stagnate as literally as water may stagnate. And just as motion and direction are the remedy for one, so purpose and activity are the remedy for the other.
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Happiness comes most to persons who seek it least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought, it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.
In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
Nature is not benevolent; Nature is just, gives pound for pound, measure for measure, makes no exceptions, never tempers her decrees with mercy, or winks at any infringement of her laws.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: 'To rise above little things.'
Science kills credulity and superstition, but to the well-balanced mind it enhances the feeling of wonder, of veneration, and of kinship which we feel in the presence of the miraculous universe.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
The secret of happiness is something to do.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it.
To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
We can outrun the wind and the storm but we cannot outrun the demon of hurry.
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