The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
United we stand; divided we fall.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.