You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
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...
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.