Dreams and freedom are the same. In order for them to be, they come with a price.
The unteachable man is sentenced to being taught only by experience. The tragedy is he reaches nothing further than his own pain.
A pure heart does not demean the spirit of an individual, it, instead, compels the individual to examine his spirit.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
We often hear about stepping outside ourselves, but rarely about stepping outside our generation.
The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.
In a general sense, I admit to valuing the worldviews of men under the age of 40 and women over the age of 30.
I have a thing for things that last.
Drunken men give some of the best pep talks.
The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.
Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
There's sometimes a tugging feeling you get to push further when you aren't being challenged enough or when things get too comfortable.
The power of hope! Even a lack of ambition can, for a time, pay off as a necessary facet, as long as hope outweighs it.
A part of me genuinely wanted to be the worst because I was so sick of everyone fighting to be the best.
A distaste for the new is not always fear of the unknown, but sometimes ambition. Some people don't like the new way simply because they never got a chance to master the old way.
I still believe that many Americans have a deep longing for that glorious moment when a sermon is more Biblical than American.
Whatever thing a man gets quickly enraged about is his idol, and whatever thing he makes his idol becomes his religion.
A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.
I'm not offended until you think I'm offended.
Wisdom without Christ brings bitterness; with Christ it brings compassion.