Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work so most people don't recognize them.
Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.
Learning is not a spectator sport.
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
It always seems impossible until it is done.
From what we get, we can make a living; from what we give, however, makes a life.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brillian, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
-Louisa May Alcott
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with and open one.
-Malcolm S. Forbes
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness and generosity.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Teamwork divides that tasks and multiplies the success.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson