They alone live, who live for others.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
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.