In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
We're lost, but we're making good time
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
You got to get it while you can.