We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.