I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
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.