You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
Never stand begging for what one has the power to earn.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
I love those who can smile in trouble...
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Ideas come from everything
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.