You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
It's always too early to quit.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
How long should you try? Until.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
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.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.