It is the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.
Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The thing that distinguished Jordan wasn't just his talent, but his discipline, his laser-like commitment to excellence.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Be silent, or say something better than silence.
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Wit is educated insolence.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you 'get it'.
Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.
Nobody's journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.