The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
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.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
All thinking men are atheists.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.