If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.