Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
I have the European urge to use my feet when a drive can be dispensed with
From fire, water, the passage of time, neglectful readers, and the hand of the censor, each of my books has escaped to tell me its story.
I could read the great books but the great books don't interest me.
Leadership is about inspiration with character, not manipulation with position!
it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance
The author says that when an angry impulse is not immediately expressed, it turns to melancholy.
Good and evil both increase at compound interest.
If my hair was on fire and llamas came to put it out, he'd tell me the shot was great.
Never, never, never give up.
The desire to be cool is—ultimately—the desire to be rescued.
Ser Cleos looked like a weasel, fought like a goose, and had the courage of an especially brave ewe.
Courage is not a feeling. Courage is an action.
I longed to teach, but I had to wait until the desire had left me before I could really do so.
... with a quiet suggestion of infinity...
When inspiration is silent reason tires quickly.
Aggression like this demanded slinging the first punch in a bar brawl, firing rounds at a range, or setting a car on fire.
Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.
Hunger is the best seasoning.
(Baseball) is a game with a lot of waiting in it; it is a game with increasingly heightened anticipation of increasingly limited action
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.