A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Be yourself, let you come through.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
How long should you try? Until.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
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...
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Don?t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
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.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
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.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.