Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Live your life and forget your age.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.