Don't believe that winning is really everything. It's more important to stand for something. If you don't stand for something, what do you win?
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
With people of limited ability, modesty is merely honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy.
The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.
Audiences will reach for quality but never stoop.
Throughout history the world has been laid waste to ensure the triumph of conceptions that are now as dead as the men who died for them.
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.