It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.