It is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Observe, in this context, the intellectual precision of the founding fathers: they spoke of the right to the pursuit of happiness – not of the right to happiness. It means that a man has the right to take the actions he deems necessary to achieve his happiness; it does not mean that others must make him happy.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.