Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.