A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
We’re born alone. We do need each other. It’s lonely to really effectively live your life, and anyone you can get help from or give help to; that’s part of your obligation.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of failure.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called ‘leaves’) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.
It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
True friends stab you in the front.
The great thing about taking chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings.