Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward.

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. The difference between doers and dreamers is that the latter wait for the mood before taking action while the former create the mood by acting.

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Nothing comes from doing nothing. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. The way to be safe is never to be secure.