I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
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.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.