History is the devil's scripture.
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.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.