The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them.
Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. So let us seize it, not in fear, but in gladness.
Few things are impossible in themselves; and it is often for want of will, rather than of means, that man fails to succeed.
I love and am used to keeping a distance with those changed things. Only in this way can I know what will not be abandoned by time.
An unacceptable love needs no sorrow but time- some time for forgetting. A badly-hurt heart needs no sympathy but understanding.
When you finally get your own happiness, you will understand the previous sadness is a kind of treasure, which makes you better to hold and cherish the people you love.
You make millions of decisions that mean nothing and then one day your order takes out and it changes your life.
There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of gaining its numinous summits.
I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidentally like on a breeze.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
The failures and reverses which await men- and one after another sadden the brow of youth- add a dignity to the prospect of human life, which no Arcadian success would do.
Love is ever the beginning of knowledge as fire is of light.