Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
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.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.