The starting point of all achievement is desire.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.