Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I am the captain of my soul.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
United we stand; divided we fall.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Be yourself, let you come through.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.