The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box...