Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.