Nothing at all will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Alternatives, and particularly desirable alternatives, grow only on imaginary trees.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's own appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
Our danger is not too few, but too many options ... to be puzzled by innumerable alternatives.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.
If decisions were a choice between alternatives, decisions would come easy. Decision is the selection and formulation of alternatives.
You cannot have your cake and eat it.
It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.
You cannot sell the cow and sup the milk.
There is only one answer to destruc-tiveness and that is creativity.
A door must either be shut or open.
Here's a rule I recommend. Never practice two vices at once.
You cannot serve God and Mammon.
Between two stools one sits on the ground.
When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.
When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one, then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and cancelling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
You cannot have it both ways.