What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
Few revolutions succeed, and when they do, you often discover they did not gain what you hoped for, and you condemn yourself to perpetual fear, as the parties you defeated may always regain power and work for your ruin.
First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don’t come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
You know, and younger people today, you know, they may not have Social Security. They may not have a pension. They may have 17 different jobs. And so they have to be – they have to, you know, establish somewhat of an ownership, you know, mentality.
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Most people are defined by their titles, their cars, their house, where they came from, their color, their race, their religion. And so it’s up to you to take control of your own life and define you. As long as you understand who you are and you have a solid foundation of understanding what your talents are, what your skills are.
I’m a lucky guy. No question.
Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.