First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Above all things, respect yourself.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.