Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
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.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.