The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.
Please all and you please none.
All serious daring starts from within.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.
When something important is going on, silence is a lie.
Opportunity is a bird that never perches.
Middleness is the very enemy of the bold.
Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.