You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
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.
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.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.