"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
"We are here to add what we can do, not to get what we can from life."
"You must avoid the investigation trap. You can't postpone tough decisions by studying them to death."
"If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was 1,000 miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"I will study and prepare, and someday my opportunity will come."
"The older we get the more we realize that service to others is the only way to stay happy. If we do nothing to benefit others, we will do nothing to benefit ourselves."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us."
The Helios RainPeter Glassman
Air Force Major Dr. Mathew Collins is the sole survivor of his special operations unit in Afghanistan after chemical attack by Iranians. The Helios Rain is an Iranian paralytic chemical agent activated by the sun’s rays, yet Collins is alive with above normal muscle strength. The U.S. fears...
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality."
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path...It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts for distinction."
"When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past?"
"If we have our own 'why' of life, we can clear almost any 'how.'"
"Wherever we look upon this earth, opportunities take shape within the problems."
"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots."
"The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.' "
"Be gentle to all and stern with yourself."
"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
"We can chart the path to the future clearly and wisely only when we know the path that has led to the present."
"Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already."