I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
You are never too old to become younger!
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.