The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Above all things, respect yourself.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.