Discipline does not mean suppression and control, nor is it adjustment to a pattern or ideology. It means a mind that sees 'what is' and learns from 'what was'.
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal.
It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Let us then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate.
Every advance in social progress removes us more and more from the guidance of instinct, obliging us to depend upon reason for the assurance that our habits are really agreeable to the laws of health.
If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm.
We often say that we fear no invasion from the south, but the armies of the south have already crossed the border - American enterprise, American capital is taking rapid possession of our mines and our water power, our oil areas and our timber limits.
You are coming to a King, Large petitions with you bring For his grace and power are such None can ever ask too much.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
Cast away care; he that loves sorrow lengthens not a day, nor can he buy tomorrow.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
One who's our friend is fond of us; one who's fond of us isn't necessarily our friend.
0 beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery, of his passions.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.