Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.