Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
You shape your own destiny.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
I believe that every person is born with talent.