Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I don't do fashion, I AM fashion.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
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.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
I am the lizard king. I can do anything.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
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.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.