Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
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.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.