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
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.