To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
The best way out is always through.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.