I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Above all things, respect yourself.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
United we stand; divided we fall.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.