A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
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.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
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.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.