The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
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.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.