Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Learn to see in another’s calamity the ills that you should avoid.
Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit. It comes with faith, for with complete faith, there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this isn’t so… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
There are three hungers that people are trying to feed throughout their lives. The first is to connect deeply with the creative spirit of life. The second is to know and express your gifts and talents. The third is to know that our lives matter. Fulfillment comes from feeding these three hungers.
We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state.
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine and eminently unsatisfying.