Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

He who is brave is free.

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

The best way to keep good intentions from dying is to execute them.

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.

Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow.

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else’s.

You are your choices.

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.

Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.

Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.