Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.