Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
All thinking men are atheists.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
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.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.