You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Be yourself, let you come through.
When I give, I give myself.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
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.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
United we stand; divided we fall.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.