Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Make today worth remembering.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
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.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
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.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.