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Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Associate reverently, as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river.
You can have such an open mind that it is too porous to hold a conviction.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
Fear of success can also be tied into the idea that success means someone else's loss. Some people are unconsciously guilty because they believe their victories are coming at the expense of another.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore He made mothers.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers
A mother understands what a child does not say.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.
It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
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.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.

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