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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Patterning your life around others' opinions is nothing more than slavery.
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or...
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Charity sees the need not the cause.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time...
It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs.
Every society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Failing doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst...
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.
It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.