Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.