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.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.