Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. You can't stop the plane, you can't stop the storm, you can't stop time. So one might as well accept it calmly, wisely.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
But all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.
All our talents increase in the using, and the every faculty, both good and bad, strengthen by exercise.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. The word is the result of a mighty thought, and where the thought is mighty and pure the result is always mighty and pure.
Be bold - and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
I could do nothing without problems, they toughen me my mind. In fact I tell my assistants not to bring me their successes for they weaken me; but rather to bring me their problems, for they strengthen me.
I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Patience is a particular requirement. Without it you can destroy in an hour what it might take you weeks to repair.
The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. "It all depends on me."
Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.
Do not be too hard, lest you be broken; do not be too soft, lest you be squeezed.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.
The human will, that force unseen,The offspring of a deathless soul,Can hew the way to any goal,Though walls of granite intervene.
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