Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.