Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.