Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Time is the best killer.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life