Leap, and the net will appear.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Only the educated are free.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Wherever you are - be all there.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.
All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.