To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Always do what you are afraid to do.