Do or do not. There is no try.
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.
True silence is the rest of the mind, it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.
When you are kind to someone, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else and it will become like wildfire.
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive ‘nows.’
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.