I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Boards don't hit back.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
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.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
What is to give light must endure burning.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.