Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
You shape your own destiny.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
How long should you try? Until.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
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.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.