However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
You got to get it while you can.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
All thinking men are atheists.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.