Biography is history seen through the prism of a person.
Well, Bennie, now that we know the thing can fly, all we have to do is improve its range a bit.
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That's freedom.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
My dad always said I was hard-headed, that it would take something like that to wake me up spiritually, and I guess it did. My heart had gotten so beat up that I didn't have anything left to give.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens.
No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.
In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
George William Curtis
Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
You give before you get.
There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.
I just change with the times. I really don't have a say in what's going on. Music was here before me.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
Ideas... they have the power
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations reality is therefore abandoned.
Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.
I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools.
I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many the camera alone would be enough.
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.
I just spend my money on the essentials. Just basically food and shelter.
The cautious seldom err.
Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
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