Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.
And if life be, as it surely is, a problem to me, I am no less a problem to life.
There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life.
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
We are mathematical equations where your life is the sum of all choices you've made until now. The good news is you can change the equation so that you start making a difference in your life.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.
George Bernard Shaw
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
There are only two kinds of people we can call reasonable: either those who serve God with their whole heart because they know him, or those who search after him with all their heart because they do not know him.
If you don't believe, nothing ever happens at all.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
If you are foe, we do not fear you. If you are friend, your foes will be taught the fear of us.
The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuth hounds conceive.
Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.
Rise to the challenge of bringing your dreams to life! Do not be discouraged by resistance, be nourished by it. Success is the experience of rising to the level of your true greatness.
To make a man a saint, it must indeed be by grace; and whoever doubts this does not know what a saint is, or a man.
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
Prayer is like water - something you can't imagine has the strength or power to do any good, and yet give it time and it can change the lay of the land.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
We need men who can dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it....
Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.
What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives.
He was gone and did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth.
The more you give, the less you need.