There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
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.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
It's always too early to quit.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.