I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
It's always too early to quit.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
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.
I am the captain of my soul.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.