Either you run the day or the day runs you.
I can, therefore I am.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.