A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Of course, so does falling down a flight of stairs.
Never say die. I've tried, and it doesn't actually make people die.
Never underestimate your ability to overestimate your ability.
Laughter is the best medicine, but in certain situations the Heimlich maneuver may be more appropriate.
It takes a village to raise a child to hate all of the people in the next village.
The key to someone's heart is never lost: It's just that the locks were changed 'cause you're some sort of psycho.
You have to learn to crawl before you can grovel.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you're probably the executioner.
Every dog has his day. Of course, his day consists of smelling other dogs' butts.
You've got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the prince. But he probably isn't going to be interested in some frog-kisser.
True beauty is on the inside, where no one will ever see it.
One person can make a difference, if that person is, like, Bill Gates or whatzhername, the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Aspire to greatness. But remember that no one ever assassinated a refrigerator repairman.
A high tide lifts all boats, except those with a big gaping hole in the bottom.
There are none so blind as those who have been in an accident at a fertilizer factory.
You can run but you can't hide, except apparently along the Afghan-Pakistani border.
Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it; it is not the action that is due, but to the manner of performing it. You got all that? Me neither.
You can do anything if you want it bad enough. That is why we see so many people who can fly.
Every failure is a step to success up a ladder that will eventually collapse under the weight of all those failures.