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.
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.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
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.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.