There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
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.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Life is entrusted to man as a treasure which must not be squandered, as a talent which must be used well.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
All wealth is the product of labor.