A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Victory is for those who can say 'Victory is mine'. Success is for those who can begin saying 'I will succeed' and say 'I have succeeded' in the end.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
One man with courage is a majority.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
It's always too early to quit.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
I am the captain of my soul.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.