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.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.