I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
How long should you try? Until.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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 intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
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
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.