Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Freedom and independence form my character.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
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.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The time is always right to do the right thing
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on