He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
They alone live, who live for others.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.
Every problem is a gift - without problems we would not grow.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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 secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
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.
In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
Neither worse then or better is a thing made by being praised.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.