A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
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.
The time is always right to do the right thing
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.