Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

To find a fault is easy, to do better may be difficult.

A happy life consists of tranquility of mind.

I have not failed. I have just found out 10,000 ways that won’t work.

A witty saying proves nothing.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Reason can, in general, do more than blind force.

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.

It is impossible to be a hero in anything unless one is first a hero in faith.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Just because you are smart does not mean that the other guy is stupid.

Politics” ‘Poll’ a Latin word meaning ‘many’; and ‘tics’ meaning ‘blood-sucking creatures’.

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

A person reveals his character by nothing so cleverly as the joke he resents (hates).

When God solves your problems you have faith in his abilities. But when he doesn’t solve your problems, remember he has faith in your abilities.

When God takes something away from you, he is not punishing you. But merely emptying your hands for you to receive something better.

To achieve something which we never had before, we need to do something better which we have never done before.

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

God, despite his casual silence, still exists. Of that I haven’t a single doubt.

I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have.

I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.

Your closed mouth gathers no foot.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

We always admire the other person more after we’ve tried to do his job.

If you can’t do as you wish, do as you can.

The greatest potential for controlling the ends is to exist at the point where action takes place.

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is not happiness without action.

To respond is positive; to react is negative.

Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.

If I am having 8 hours to chop down a tree, I will spend 6 hours to sharpen the axe.

Always be the reason of someone’s happiness, never just a part of it. Be a part of someone’s sadness, never the reason for it.

If you salute your duty, you need not salute anybody. But if you pollute your duty, you have to salute everybody.

If friendship is our weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.

If you don’t like your image, don’t curse the mirror, change yourself.

To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Son, always tell the truth. Then you will never have to remember what you said the last time.

An eye for an eye and the whole world will go blind.

Bombs do not choose. They will hit everything.

Believe nothing, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.