The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
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.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
I am the captain of my soul.