If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
It's important that people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Never "for the sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or convictions.
Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
One-half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.