All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

You make a choice when you decide how you will react to any given situation. If you’re choosing to complain and think negatively, your natural reaction will be to dwell on the negatives of every situation.

If guys practiced self-control, 'modesty' wouldn't be such a huge deal.

If guys practiced self-control, ‘modesty’ wouldn’t be such a huge deal.

How did I happen to become an explorer? It did not just happen, for my career has been a steady progress toward a definite goal since I was fifteen years of age.

Good' did not triumph. 'Evil' did not triumph. The two resolved, destroyed each other and created new 'evils', new 'goods' which slew each other in their turn.

A man can dignify his rank; no rank Can dignify a man.

Anybody can make a difference and be a voice for the voiceless.

Some of us are fortunate enough to play championship golf, but this isn't essential in the enjoyment of the game."

You don't get money unless you have a lot of talent, which I don't have, or you work hard, which is what I do. We don't have any golden touch here.

“I wonder how long it would take for anyone to notice if I just stopped talking.”

There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

I'm afraid of death. I'm afraid of planes, cars. Having ascended to the ship, the first thing I look for is the lifeline.