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.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
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.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
I am the captain of my soul.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.