After all is said and done, more is said than done.
If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
I don’t know a single writer who wasn’t a reader first.
The greatest ability is availability. If we are not available to God, no matter what other kinds of ability we have, our ability is no good. Ability without availability is a liability.
Availability means that there is a sense of preparedness and readiness.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!
Mice are my heroes because, like children, mice are little and have to learn to be courageous and use their wits.
The story of our lives is written by the actions of our days. What will your story be about?
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.
Remember the heart of your sentence beats in strong verbs, concrete nouns, and vivid descriptions!
Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end…
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.