A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Freedom is from within.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.