The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
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.
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
They alone live, who live for others.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
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.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
What I stand for is what I stand on.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.