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.
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...
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.