People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do.
Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.
No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves
I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be
What helps people, helps business.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever.