You have to make the rules, not follow them.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
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.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Aim for the highest.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
You shape your own destiny.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
United we stand; divided we fall.