Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

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

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

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.

In the longrun we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.

Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

A beautiful thing is never perfect.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.

The moment one gives close attention to anything, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.

Almost everything comes from nothing.

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

What matters is the value we’ve created in our lives, the people we’ve made happy and how much we’ve grown as people.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.

The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.