The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Aim for the highest.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
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.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.