Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Plan your work - work your plan. Lack of system produces that 'I'm swamped' feeling.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
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.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
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.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.