The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.