In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
When I give, I give myself.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
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.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.