A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
You got to get it while you can.
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.
All wealth is the product of labor.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.