Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
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.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I am the captain of my soul.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.