There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Freedom and independence form my character.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
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.
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
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.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.