A river flows smoothly only after a lifetime of passion and purpose.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
I need to know what I believe in. It is essential to believe in myself.
Some drink deeply at the Fountain of Knowledge, others just gargle.
Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.