Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
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.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.