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.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
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.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. And idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
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.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
What I stand for is what I stand on.