No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
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 a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.
Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions