Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.