Dreams are the touchstones of our personality.
The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Things do not change, we change.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Men are born to succeed, not fail.
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize the infinite extent of our relations.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
What is once well done is done forever.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
When it comes time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.