Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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.