Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Nothing comes easily. My work smells of sweat.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test his character, give him power.
The brick walls are there for a reason. They’re not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
The Last Lecture
I don’t advocate senseless violence of any human being. I’m the one who’s been beat down. But I will not be a victim again.