The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.