Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
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.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
United we stand; divided we fall.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?