I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
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.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes
You shape your own destiny.
All thinking men are atheists.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.