My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
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
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
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.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.