Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
All thinking men are atheists.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Above all things, respect yourself.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.