It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The best way out is always through.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
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.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.