You never know what motivates you.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.
I can, therefore I am.
Who seeks shall find.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Always desire to learn something useful.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
I gave in, and admitted that God was God.