Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

A person’s world is only as big as their heart.

A hero is a man who does what he can.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Success will never be a big step in the future; success is a small step taken just now.

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.

If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.

It pays to be honest, but it’s slow pay.

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.

Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.

Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong—sometimes it’s letting go.

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.