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.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
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
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Life should be great rather than long.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.