The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
I always go back to Harry Truman: Should we drop an atomic bomb to save 100,000 lives? That's a hell of a decision to make. Did he make that decision by himself? No, he had advisers.
We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.