Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
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.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.