We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
How long should you try? Until.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
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.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.