Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Well done is better than well said.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter another.
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.