Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
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.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.