There is nothing noble about being superior to some other men. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
He is rich that is satisfied.
Forgiving is all; forgetting is another thing.
No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been.
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily.
He who attempts to resist the wave is swept away, but he who bends before it abides.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.
Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them.
Nothing is better than music.... It has done more for us than we have the right to hope for.
I was in love with the whole world and all that lived in its rainy arms.
We are all born for love; it is the principle of existence and its only end.
The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast. And the woods against a stormy sky, Their giant branches toss'd.
(A gentleman) is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
I am not yet so lost in lexicography, as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.
You don't die in the United States, you underachieve.
Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have a special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not move ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can master the job, there is no need to master themselves.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.
Republics are brought to their ends by luxury; monarchies by poverty.