Only you can control your future.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Well done is better than well said.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.