Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
One should be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the “impossible,” come true.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Curiosity is the key to creativity.
What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.