The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
You've got to say, ''I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it.'' It's called perseverance.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
What I like about camping is you can get really dirty. Either you're all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you're with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
There are two kinds of worries -- those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
You have brains in your head.
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