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Be the change you want to see in the world.

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
Repeticio est mater studiorum. Repetition is the mother of all learning.
A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
The most important thing about goals is having one.
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

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