If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
All thinking men are atheists.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.