For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
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.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
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.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.