The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
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.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.