Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
Be yourself, let you come through.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Everything you can imagine is real.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.