Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.