A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.