A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy. I was deprived; oh, not deprived but rather underprivileged. Then they told me that underprivileged was overused. I was disadvantaged. I still don't have a dime. But I have a great vocabulary.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
Go ahead, make my day.