To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
Boards don't hit back.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.