Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
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.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering
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.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.