People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
I guess real merchants are like real fishermen: we have a special place in our memories for a few of the big ones.
Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up.
Smile from your heart; nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this.'
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Use half as many words and they'll hit twice as hard.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
“We're never so vulnerable as when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
You make a choice when you decide how you will react to any given situation. If you’re choosing to complain and think negatively, your natural reaction will be to dwell on the negatives of every situation.
Winners never quit and quitters never win