All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
We think too much and feel too little.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Nature is not human-hearted.