Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.