Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
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.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
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.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.