The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Aim for the highest.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Be yourself, let you come through.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.