Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.