I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
It's always too early to quit.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.