A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.
Perhaps the most tragic thing about mankind is that we are all dreaming about some magical garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are right outside today.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb a little.
TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
All human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.
I don't believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.
Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.
Do real and permanent good in this world.
Here lies one who knew how to get around him men who were cleverer than himself
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himslef.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
We cannot afford to lose the Negro. We have urgent need of all and more. Let us therefore turn our efforts to making the best of him.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how great their other talents.
Not only had I got rid of the theology and the supernatural, but I had found the truth of evolution.
Concentrate: put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket. ~
I am as a speck of dust in the sun, and not even so much, in this solemn, mysterious, unknowable universe.
A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
An iron railroad would be a cheaper thing than a road of the common construction." Here lay in a few words the idea from which our railway system has sprung.
Is necessarily limited by his lack of knowledge of the circumstances