Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
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.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
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.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.