I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
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.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.