No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
You shape your own destiny.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
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
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Winners and losers aren't born, they are the products of how they think
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.